East Cooper Medical Center Earns An ‘A’ For Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

East Cooper Medical Center

East Cooper Medical Center

Mount Pleasant, S.C., May 10, 2022 –East Cooper Medical Center earned an ‘A’ in the Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

“Having an outstanding rating from an esteemed group such as Leapfrog reflects the unwavering commitment of our physicians, clinical and support staff to put patients and best practices first,” said Patrick Downes, Chief Executive Officer for East Cooper Medical Center.

Chairman of the Hospital’s Governing Board, Rodly Millet, echoed Downes’s sentiment and added that the hospital is an invaluable asset to the community and sets a high bar on standards of care.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

To learn more, please visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

East Cooper Medical Center
Located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, East Cooper Medical Center is a 130-bed acute care hospital. It provides a number of services including 24-hour emergency care, women’s services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, wound care services and surgical care, including nationally recognized spine surgery and breast reconstruction surgery. Press Ganey recently awarded East Cooper a Guardian of Excellence Award ™ in healthcare consumer and workforce engagement.

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Group, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.


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