Baptist Golden Triangle earns ‘A’ rating for care from national safety organization for 10th year in a row


COLUMBUS, Miss. –The Leapfrog Group awards Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle an “A” Safety Grade for its achievements in protecting patients from harm in the hospital for spring 2022, making the hospital one of only 22 to earn an “A” every grading cycle since 2012.

“I am proud of the patient safety culture and the emphasis that our employees and physicians place on safety when taking care of our patients at Baptist Golden Triangle. This award is a credit to them that we are the safest hospital in Mississippi and one the safest in the nation,” said Baptist Golden Triangle Administrator and CEO Paul Cade. “To be recognized for the culture of safety practiced at our hospital is rewarding. To earn that distinction for ten consecutive years, especially through more than two years of a pandemic, tells you everything you need to know about the dedication and the quality of our employees and our medical staff,” Cade added.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures based on errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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.

An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Baptist Golden Triangle for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Baptist Golden Triangle’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit

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. Baptist Golden Triangle is the only hospital in Mississippi and one of only 22 in the U.S. to have achieved straight ‘A’s in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score since 2012. 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.