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East Georgia Regional Medical Center Hospital Safety Grade Drops

The latest hospital safety grades released Monday morning show a drop in scoring for East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro after a period of increases.

The latest hospital safety grades released Monday morning show a drop in scoring for East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro after a period of increases.


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 – but had been trending upward in recent reports. 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.

EGMRC scored a ‘best score’ on:

  • MSRA infection prevention
  • Prevention of dangerous objects being left in patient’s body
  • Prevention of collapsed lungs during surgery
  • Prevention of death from preventable conditions during surgery
  • Safe administration of medication
  • Prevention of dangerous bed sores, prevention of patient injuries and falls, and prevention of air/gas bubbles in the blood

The hospital scored poorly on:

  • Prevention of breathing trouble during surgery
  • Prevention of dangerous blood clots during surgery
  • Prevention of accidental cuts and tears during surgery
  • Technological advances such as doctors ordering medications through a computer
  • Preventing errors with communication about medications and communication about discharge
  • Employing enough qualified nurses
  • Employing specially-trained doctors caring for ICU patients
  • Communication with nurses and with doctors
  • Responsiveness of hospital staff

No data was available for:

  • Prevention of infections – specifically UTIs, infections of the blood, and infections of the surgical site
  • Handwashing of employees

“Not Available” means that the hospital does not have data for this measure.  A “Not Available” result does not mean that the hospital withheld information from the public.

You can read the complete Fall 2020 report card here.

In November of 2019, the hospital’s score had elevated to a ‘B’ grade.

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