McLeod Health Hospitals Receive Safety Grade of A from Leapfrog Group


McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon and McLeod Health Dillon recently received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates these hospital’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The Leapfrog Group assigns grades to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

“This recognition is a reflection of our teams’ hard work, dedication and tireless efforts to provide quality care for our patients,” said Dr. Caetie Rabon, Rural Regional Chief Medical Officer for McLeod Health. “Surveys such as Leapfrog help us provide a culture of safety and identify how we can continue to improve the delivery of compassionate, quality care for every patient.”

This is the fourth consecutive time McLeod Health Cheraw has received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog. Bren Lowe, CEO of McLeod Health Cheraw, said, “Achieving this national recognition consecutively underscores the commitment and dedication of our entire staff to demonstrate best patient practices.”

“As health care providers, safe, high-quality care is at the heart of everything we do,” said Rachel Gainey, McLeod Heath Clarendon CEO. “Achieving this national recognition underscores our staff’s unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety and quality. McLeod Health Clarendon is dedicated to continuously improving our healthcare services, and our team is committed to delivering exceptional care to those who trust us with their healthcare needs.”

“McLeod Health Dillon’s pursuit of quality improvements is unending, and our staff is committed to delivering the highest level of care to the region,” added Jenny Hardee, CEO of McLeod Health Dillon.