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LeConte Medical Center Receives an “A” for Outstanding Patient Safety

Posted on May 11, 2020

Leapfrog ALeConte Medical Center is proud to announce the hospital has received an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group, awarded in spring 2020 for LeConte’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of quality and patient safety. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

“We are proud to receive an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog Group,” said Gaye Jolly, chief administrative officer of LeConte Medical Center. “This recognition is evidence of the excellent care we have provided for many years.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent nonprofit health care ratings organization focused on safety, quality and affordability of health care in the U.S. Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice each year. Scores are peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“I am very proud of the entire healthcare team at LeConte Medical Center and our achievements in patient safety and quality,” Jolly said. “Along with our most recent ‘A’ safety grade from Leapfrog, we have previously been among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for infection prevention. We also have national accreditations in several specialty areas, including certification as an advanced primary stroke center.

“As a member hospital of Covenant Health, we pledge to put our patients first and strive for excellence in everything we do. We are proud to offer our local community – along with tourists from around the world – elite healthcare right here in Sevier County.”

About LeConte Medical Center

LeConte Medical Center is a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. To learn more about LeConte Medical Center, please visit LeConteMedicalCenter.com.