Baptist Golden Triangle Nationally Recognized with Straight ‘As’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score


COLUMBUS, Miss. –For the 20th consecutive time, the Leapfrog Group awarded Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle an “A” Hospital Safety Grade, making the hospital the only hospital in Mississippi and one of only 23 hospitals nationwide to earn an “A” every grading cycle since 2012.

This national distinction recognizes Baptist Golden Triangle’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources to grade hospitals across the country. Together, those performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

“We are so proud of our straight ‘A’ score and of our hard-working team members who earned it,” said Paul Cade, administrator and CEO of Baptist Golden Triangle. “We are pleased to be able to show the community that we provide our patients with such a high level of quality care at our hospital even during a pandemic.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“Baptist Golden Triangle has made a clear and consistent effort to protect patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Establishing and maintaining systems that optimize patient safety is especially critical during times of crisis.”

To see Baptist Golden Triangle’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit, and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About Baptist Golden Triangle

With 315 beds, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is one of the largest regional hospitals affiliated with the Memphis, Tennessee-based Baptist Memorial Health Care system. More than 100 physicians and surgeons, representing almost every medical specialty, practice at the hospital, which offers a full range of comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. In addition to Baptist Cancer Center locations in Columbus and Starkville, the hospital offers a variety of other services, including Baptist Behavioral Health Care for those with behavioral and mental health problems, an extensive rehabilitation department, and free community education programs for the public. For more information, please call 662-244-1000 or visit or follow us on Facebook at

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.