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Piedmont Fayette Hospital earns top marks for patient safety

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has received an “A” grade for its commitment to patient safety, according to the fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which grades hospitals in the areas of preventable medical errors, injuries and infections.
“Our highest priority is patient safety,” Michael Burnett, CEO of Piedmont Fayette, said. “It is an important part of our culture and we consistently try to improve. This Hospital Safety Score demonstrates our commitment to a high standard of safe, quality compassionate care.”
Piedmont Fayette was one of only seven hospitals in metro Atlanta to receive an A.
The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog. Of the approximately 2,500 hospitals that met requirements to receive a grade, about 31 percent received an “A” Hospital Safety Score.
“Our staff and volunteers take ownership and pride in the safe care they are able to provide,” Burnett said. “They have the most up-to-date, accurate safety information readily available and they make sure their peers and colleagues operate at the same standards they hold themselves to.”
To see Piedmont Fayette’s full score and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospitals, visit hospitalsafetyscore.org. For additional information about Piedmont Fayette’s quality measures, visit piedmont.org/quality.