Atlanta Medical Center Receives “A” in Patient Safety  
Atlanta, GA 
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 
 
 

Atlanta Medical Center received the top grade from one of the nation’s leading patient safety advocacy organizations.  The hospital received an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score rating system is designed to give consumers information they can use to make the best healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one.

“We are proud of Atlanta Medical Center’s recent “A” grade, as we believe it recognizes our commitment to providing safe, quality healthcare to our patients,” said Chris Locke, Interim President & CEO of Atlanta Medical Center. “We are committed to continually monitoring and improving the care we provide. Patient safety is the top focus for us – one that requires diligence with every patient, every day.”

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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.

About Atlanta Medical Center

Atlanta Medical Center is a 762-bed acute care hospital, with campuses in downtown Atlanta and East Point.  It is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia and a Level 1 Trauma Center. A teaching hospital, Atlanta Medical Center is widely recognized for its women’s services program, including water births, and for outstanding performance in the treatment of stroke patients. The hospital’s weightloss program is designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. To learn more about Atlanta Medical Center, a facility accredited by The Joint Commission, visit www.atlantamedcenter.com.