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Rex Healthcare Awarded 'A' by Leapfrog Group for Hospital Safety

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 28, 2012

Contact: Alan M. Wolf
(919) 784-4467
alan.wolf@rexhealth.com 

Hospital Safety Score, which assigns A-F grades to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Learn more about other awards and recognition that Rex has received at rexhealth.com/awards.RALEIGH, N.C. – Rex Healthcare was honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The "A" score was awarded in the latest update to the

"Patients and their families should take heart that Rex strives to be counted among the best hospitals in the nation for all measures, but especially for safety and quality of care," said Dr. Linda Butler, Rex's chief medical officer. "This top grade from Leapfrog reflects the ongoing efforts by Rex coworkers and physicians to constantly improve our policies and procedures."

"Hospitals that earn an 'A' have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "I congratulate Rex for its safety excellence, and look forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard."

To see Rex's score as compared nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Learn more about other awards and recognition that Rex has received at rexhealth.com/awards.

The Leapfrog Group calculates its Hospital Safety Score using 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.