SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - New Hanover Regional Medical Center received a 'B' grade, according to hospital safety grades recently released by the Leapfrog Group.
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and Columbus Regional Healthcare System both received an 'A' grade.
The safety grades are based on hospitals' performances in preventing medical errors, infections and other potential harms among patients in their care.
According to Leapfrog, NHRMC's worst performance came in problems with surgery where it ranked below average in five of the seven categories measured. It did receive above average scores in all five measured categories in practices to prevent errors.
More on NHRMC's scores can be found here.
Novant Health scored high on doctors, nurses and hospital staff, getting above average marks in five of six categories.
More on Novant's scores can be found here.
Columbus Regional tallied four above average scores in all four categories in safety issues.
More on Columbus Regional's scores can be found here.