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Redmond Regional Medical Center Earns an “A”

Redmond Regional Medical Center has earned an ‘A’ grade for the second time in 2019.

Redmond Regional Medical Center has earned an ‘A’ grade for the second time in 2019.

The grade was announced this week as part of a biannual report card issued, in which Redmond Regional Medical Center has previously scored grades of A, A, and B.

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.

You can see a breakdown of the table here. 

Redmond Regional Medical Center scored ‘Above Average’ on the following items:

  • Prevention of MRSA infections
  • Prevention of C. diff infections
  • Prevention of infections in the blood
  • Prevention of surgical site infections after colon surgery
  • Preventing accidental cuts and tears
  • Preventing dangerous objects left in patients after surgery
  • Preventing the split of surgical wounds
  • Preventing collapsed lungs
  • Preventing dangerous blood clot
  • Preventing serious breathing problems
  • Preventing dangerous bed sores
  • Preventing falls and injuries
  • Preventing air/gas in the blood
  • Effective leadership to prevent errors
  • Enough qualified nurses
  • Responsiveness of hospital staff
  • Safe administration of medication
  • Doctors orders and medications through a computer
  • Tracking and reducing risks to patients
  • Handwashing
  • staff working together to prevent errors

Redmond scored ‘Average’ on the following line items:

  • Prevention of urinary tract infections
  • Communication about medications
  • Communication with doctors

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

  • Specially-trained doctors treat ICU patients
  • Preventing death from serious treatable complications
  • Communication about discharges
  • Communication with nurses

You can see the full report card here.

Casie Bryant is the NW Georgia Regional Manager for AllOnGeorgia.

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