Leapfrog Group awards Baptist Union City ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade


UNION CITY, Tenn. - The Leapfrog Group awarded Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City an “A” Hospital Safety Grade.

This national distinction celebrates the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.

“Baptist Union City is honored to receive this ‘A’ rating from LeapFrog, and I am grateful to our dedicated team for providing such great care to our patients,” said Skipper Bondurant, CEO and administrator at Baptist Union City.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud Baptist Union City’s leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. This hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see Baptist Union City's full grade details and to access tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, formerly Obion County General Hospital, became affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1982. The 137-bed licensed facility is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, just south of the Kentucky border. Medical services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, coronary intensive care, cancer treatment, sleep disorders center, a 24-hour emergency room, telemedicine, imaging and laboratory services. The hospital also offers labor and delivery services and delivers the most babies in the area as part of the largest maternity and women’s health care facility in Northwest Tennessee. With advanced medical technology and world-class care, Baptist Union City is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including the QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier Inc., the Quest Hero Award and an “A” rating for Safety from The Leapfrog Group. Go to https://www.baptistonline.org/locations/union-city or follow us on Facebook for more information.