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Two Midlands hospitals are above the rest when it comes to safety in new report card

December 15, 2020 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Two Midlands hospitals are above the rest when it comes to safety in new report card

Two Midlands hospitals stand out in safety grades released by a medical watchdog group Monday.

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge continues to be ranked as one of the safest hospitals in South Carolina,
according to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Joining it is Lexington Medical Center, which was rated among the safest hospitals as well. The Columbia and Lexington hospitals received the highest
grade from the Leapfrog Group, which issues biannual safety rankings.

Since 2012, the Leapfrog Group has published Hospital Safety Scores twice a year — once in the spring and once during the fall — to create
transparency in the U.S. health system. The rating is focused on “errors, accidents, injuries and infections.”

Based on this criteria, Lexington Medical Center and Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge were the only Midlands hospitals awarded an A.

Along with its A grade, Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge earned the distinction of being named a 2020 Leapfrog Top General Hospital because it achieved
the highest standards of excellence in quality and safety.

(The State)