Local hospitals earn top safety ratings

Virginia is among the top three states in national patient safety ranking

(Ferre' Dollar/CNN)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Virginia is a top three state in the Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade scores from the Leapfrog Group, a national health care patient safety ranking organization, NBC 12 reports.

The state rankings reflect the number of “A” graded hospitals in a given state. In all, 34 Virginia hospitals received “A” grades from Leapfrog.

The latest results show Virginia moving up from number five to number three on the list.

“Virginia’s third place ranking is a testament to the commitment by Virginia hospitals and health systems to prioritize health care quality and patient safety,” said Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association President and CEO Sean T. Connaughton.

The Leapfrog program has been assigning letter grades to general acute care hospitals in the U.S. since 2012. In recent years, Virginia hospitals have consistently scored well in the Leapfrog rankings.

Current “A” rated Virginia hospitals include:

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
CJW Medical Center – Chippenham Campus (HCA Virginia)
CJW Medical Center – Johnston-Willis Campus (HCA Virginia)
Clinch Valley Medical Center (LifePoint Health)
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital (HCA Virginia)
Inova Alexandria Hospital
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
LewisGale Hospital Alleghany (HCA Virginia)
LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (HCA Virginia)
LewisGale Medical Center (HCA Virginia)
Lonesome Pine Hospital (Ballad Health)
Mary Washington Hospital
Mountain View Regional Hospital (Ballad Health)
Norton Community Hospital (Ballad Health)
Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center
Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center
Parham Doctors’ Hospital (HCA Virginia)
Retreat Doctors’ Hospital (HCA Virginia)
Sentara CarePlex Hospital
Sentara Leigh Hospital
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Sentara Obici Hospital
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center (HCA Virginia)
Stafford Hospital (Mary Washington Healthcare)
Virginia Hospital Center