What Grade Did Your North Carolina Hospital Receive?

When a person becomes injured or suffers an illness, they are putting their trust in the medical facility treating them. Unfortunately, as borne out by the number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed each year, that is not always the case. As a way to help provide patients with a resource to determine which medical facilities in their area have potentially dangerous issues, the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety publishes a Hospital Safety Guide that grades thousands of hospitals across the country. The guide is published twice a year.

The categories that each facility is graded on are:

The grades are all peer-reviewed and compiled by a panel of safety experts using national performance measures and surveys. The grade the facility receives represents its overall performance and its ability to keep patients from exposure to medical errors and preventable injuries. The panel uses a grading system of A, B, C, D, or F.

Preventable hospital errors are one of the leading causes of death in this country, killing anywhere from 160,000 to 400,000 victims each year (depending on the study). According to the publishers of this guide, a patient who is treated at a facility that has a D or F rating has a 92 percent higher risk of dying from a safety issue than a patient who is treated at a hospital with an A rating.

The following list is how North Carolina’s hospitals were graded for the fall publication:

Grade A

  • AdventHealth Hendersonville
  • Atrium Health – Mercy
  • Atrium Health Kings Mountain
  • Atrium Health Lincoln
  • Atrium Health University City
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Lexington Medical Center
  • Blue Ridge HealthCare Hospitals, Inc.
  • CaroMont Regional Medical Center
  • Catawba Valley Medical Center
  • Cone Health -Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
  • Duke Raleigh Hospital
  • Duke Regional Hospital
  • Duke University Hospital
  • ECU Health Beaufort Hospital
  • ECU Health Duplin Hospital
  • FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
  • Johnston Health Clayton
  • Maria Parham Health
  • MH Mission Hospital McDowell, LLLP
  • Mission Hospital
  • Nash Hospitals, Inc.
  • Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
  • Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
  • Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center
  • Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
  • Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center
  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
  • Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
  • Rex Hospital, Inc.
  • Rutherford Regional Medical Center
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center
  • WakeMed Cary Hospital
  • WakeMed North Hospital
  • WakeMed Raleigh Campus
  • Watauga Medical Center
  • Wayne UNC Health Care

Grade B

  • Alamance Regional Medical Center
  • Annie Penn Hospital
  • Atrium Health Cabarrus
  • Atrium Health Cleveland
  • Atrium Health Pineville
  • Atrium Health Stanly
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health Wilkes Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center
  • Caldwell UNC Healthcare
  • Carolinas Medical Center
  • Carteret Health Care
  • ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
  • FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond
  • Harris Regional Hospital
  • Haywood Regional Medical Center
  • Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
  • Johnston Health
  • Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
  • Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Incorporated
  • Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
  • Randolph Health
  • Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
  • UNC Rockingham Health Care
  • Wesley Long Community

Grade C

  • Atrium Health Union
  • Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital
  • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
  • CarolinaEast Medical Center
  • Central Carolina Hospital
  • Central Harnett Hospital
  • Columbus Regional Healthcare System
  • Davis Regional Medical Center
  • ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital
  • ECU Health Medical Center
  • ECU Health North Hospital
  • Iredell Memorial Hospital
  • Northern Regional Hospital
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital
  • Sampson Regional Medical Center
  • Scotland Health Care System
  • Southeastern Regional Medical Center
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Wilson Medical Center

Grade D

Granville Medical Center

Not Graded

Person Memorial Hospital

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