Hilton Head Hospital Receives “A” in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

Hilton Head Hospital received the top grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospital’s continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services to the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Okatie communities. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one.

“Every day, our team of more than 500 colleagues are focused on improving outcomes and enhancing the safety of the care we deliver,” said Mark T. O’Neil, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Head Hospital. “We are proud to receive an “A” grade in safety from The Leapfrog Group, as we believe it reflects the hard work of our team to position our hospital as a leading, trusted provider of care for the patients we are privileged to serve.”

About Hilton Head Hospital

Hilton Head Hospital (HHH) is a 93-bed acute care hospital located at 25 Hospital Center Boulevard in Hilton Head Island, S.C.  Opened in 1974, HHH serves Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie and surrounding counties through its team of over 600 employees, 100 physicians and 200 volunteers.  The hospital provides a continuum of services through its centers and programs, including cardiac care including open heart surgery, a nationally accredited breast health center, spine and orthopedic  surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, gastroenterology, surgical services and physical rehabilitation and wellness.  The hospital’s cancer care program is affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center.

Hilton Head Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Hilton Head Hospital, visit www.hiltonheadregional.com.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Hospital Safety Score (www.hospitalsafetyscore.org) is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org), a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.