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Greater Baltimore Medical Center Receives High Mark From Grades Group for Quality

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Receives High Mark From Grades Group for Quality

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) received an ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grades for fall 2018, a measure of how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, and infections. GBMC is only one of eight hospitals in the state to receive this high mark.

The Leapfrog Group rates over 2,500 hospitals across the nation, including 40 in Maryland.

“Our vision is to provide our patients the care that we would want for our own loved ones and this ‘A’ recognizes our excellence,” said John Chessare, MD, president and CEO of GBMC HealthCare. “While we are proud of this honor, we will not stop our improvement work until we achieve zero harm.”

The hospitals were given a letter grade from A through F based on several factors, including medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections. The goal is to determine what a patient's risk of injury or infection is if they are cared for at a given hospital.
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