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East Ga Regional Hospital Safety Grade Holds Steady

The grade was announced this week as part of a biannual report card issued, in which EGRMC has previously scored grades of B, C, and D. 

East Georgia Regional Medical Center has earned a ‘B’ grade for the second time in 2019.

The grade was announced this week as part of a biannual report card issued, in which EGRMC has previously scored grades of B, C, and D.

The healthcare report card is produced twice a year by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national not-for-profit organization founded more than a decade ago by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts. The Leapfrog Group advocates for public access to quality and safety data from all U.S. hospitals.

The report card noted that EGRMC declined to report on whether or not physicians ordered prescriptions through a computer. You can see a breakdown of the data table here.

EGRMC scored ‘Above Average’ on the following items:

  • Prevention of MRSA infections
  • Prevention of C. diff infections
  • Prevention of infections in the blood
  • Prevention of urinary tract infections
  • Prevention of surgical site infections after colon surgery
  • Preventing dangerous objects left in patients after surgery
  • Preventing the split of surgical wounds
  • Preventing death from serious treatable complications
  • Preventing collapsed lungs
  • Preventing serious breathing problems
  • Communication about medications
  • Communication about discharges
  • Preventing dangerous bed sores
  • Preventing air/gas in the blood
  • Effective leadership to prevent errors
  • Enough qualified nurses
  • Communication with doctors
  • Responsiveness of hospital staff

EGRMC scored ‘Average’ on the following line items:

  • None.

Below is the list on which EGRMC score ‘Below Average’:

  • Handwashing
  • Preventing serious blood clots
  • Preventing accidental cuts & tears
  • Safe administration of medication
  • staff working together to prevent errors
  • Preventing patient injuries and falls
  • Tracking and reducing risks to patients
  • Specially-trained doctors treat ICU patients
  • Communication with nurses

You can see the full report card here.
Here’s the AllOnGeorgia article on the Spring 2019 report card.

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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