Fairview Park Hospital October 28, 2015

Dublin, GA – Fairview Park Hospital earned an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in rankings released nationally today by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group. The announcement shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. This is the third consecutive year that Fairview Park has received an ‘A’ rating.

“Our clinical staff and physicians are deeply committed to providing compassionate, high-quality patient care,” said Fairview Park Hospital CEO Don Avery. “This recognition is a tribute to our team and the work they do every day in caring for our community.”

The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

“Fairview Park’s A grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of your clinicians and staff to protect your patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Our families, neighbors, colleagues and friends deserve a hospital that will pull out all the stops to keep them safe.”

Fairview Park is part of HCA’s South Atlantic Division. In the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Scores report, all 10 acute care hospitals in the Division earned an ‘A’ grade in patient safety.

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Patients can also review their hospital’s past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement.

To see hospital scores and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Neighbors Caring For Neighbors – That is Fairview Park Hospital’s commitment to the residents of Laurens and surrounding counties. This state-of-the-art, 190-bed acute care facility has provided quality health care for Middle Georgia since 1982, with an estimated economic impact of $75 million annually. Comprehensive community health care services available at Fairview Park Hospital include more than 45 departments and specialty areas. In addition to serving the needs for acute, outpatient and rehabilitative care, the hospital is a leader in wellness, prevention and community health issues.

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Accredited Sleep Center
  • “Top Performer” by The Joint Commission on Quality Standards
  • Georgia Hospital Association Chairman’s Circle Quality Honor Roll

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.