Published on January 04, 2019

NMMC Gilmore-Amory Receives Sixth Consecutive ‘A’ ‘for Patient Safety

AMORY, Miss. – North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory recently received its sixth consecutive “A” with the release of the Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes NMMC Gilmore-Amory’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“We are extremely honored to have earned an A grade for the sixth consecutive time from Leapfrog,” said J. Allen Tyra, NMMC Gilmore-Amory administrator. “This score recognizes the safe, quality care we provide to our patients. This score is reflective of the long history that our physicians and staff have had for providing the highest standards of care to our patients.”

“NMMC Gilmore-Amory’s dedication to quality and patient safety are commendable, and we are proud to have them as part of our health care system,” said M. Shane Spees, North Mississippi Health Services president and chief executive officer. “Together, we can work to develop a high reliability organization with systems in place that make them consistent in accomplishing our patient safety and quality goals and avoiding potential errors.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like NMMC Gilmore-Amory that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

NMMC Gilmore-Amory and NMMC-Tupelo are two of the 855 hospitals across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see their full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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 Grade, 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.

About North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory

North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory, located in Amory, Miss., is a 95-bed facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment and providing the latest in diagnostic procedures. The hospital provides emergency care, intensive care, a wound care center, diagnostics, surgery, and many other inpatient and outpatient medical services, treatments and programs. NMMC Gilmore-Amory recently joined North Mississippi Health Services.

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