SOMC Earns An “A” Rating For Safety


Southern Ohio Medical Center recently received a Hospital Safety Score of “A,” based on information obtained by The Leapfrog Group as well as publicly reported data.

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing a hospital’s performance on national standards, and assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grades to more than 2,500 hospitals in the United States.

“We are pleased to have maintained our ‘A’ Hospital Safety Score,” Christy Aeh, director of SOMC Safety Services, said. “Safety is one of SOMC’s strategic values, and something we take very seriously. It is rewarding to see our efforts recognized by such a highly respected organization.”

In addition to earning a Hospital Safety Score of “A,” SOMC also received scores that surpassed state and national averages in 13 quality measures, including those for surgery and medication safety, readmissions, patient falls, and more.

“We hold ourselves to a very high standard in everything that we do,” Vice President of Safety and Support Services Ben Gill said. “It means a lot for our efforts to be recognized in this way.”

For more information about Southern Ohio Medical Center, visit www.somc.org or like SOMC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernOhioMedicalCenter.

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