Grades are out for hospital safety through out the nation, and one hospital in the Hattiesburg area scored an “A”. Leapfrog Hospital Safety grades assign A,B,C,D, and F letter grades to hospitals through the nation based on multiple factors, such as problems with surgery, safety, and hospital staff. Merit Health Wesley was among 844 hospitals, and the only hospital in the area, to receive the “A” grade.
Merit Health Wesley’s CEO, Mike Neuendorf says, “it’s really a continual working progress its a journey its not a one time stop at a letter grade.”
The Leapfrog group grades more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year.