UVA Medical Center earns high national rating for safety

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Medical Center has earned an A rating from a national patient safety organization.

According to a release, the rating comes from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, which rates all general hospitals in the United States.

The rating is based on 28 safety measures, including patient outcomes and the processes and structures the hospital has in place to provide quality care for patients.

"I am thrilled to see the hard work of our physicians and our entire team over the past several years to enhance patient safety recognized with an 'A' from Leapfrog," said Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, the CEO of the UVA Medical Center. "This is a tremendous honor for UVA, and I thank every member of our team for their contribution to this award for their focused, diligent work each day to provide the highest-quality, safest care for our patients."

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit that focuses on hospital transparency and patient safety.

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