TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, earned an A in national ratings

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An announcement released nationally this week by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents and infections. TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, 109-bed hospital in Smyrna, earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety.

"We are extremely proud of the recent report from Leapfrog," said Lou Caputo, chief executive officer of TriStar StoneCrest. "It is a validation of the great care we provide at TriStar StoneCrest in support of our mission in providing high quality, safe care for our community."

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center was one of five TriStar Health hospitals earning an A grade, along with TriStar Centennial, TriStar Skyline, TriStar Southern Hills, and TriStar Summit medical centers.

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The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

The Leapfrog announcement shows key shifts among many hospitals across the country on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

"TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center's A grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of your clinicians and staff to protect your patients," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score. "Our families, neighbors, colleagues and friends deserve a hospital that will pull out all the stops to keep them safe, and we urge TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center and all other A hospitals to preserve and renew your commitment to safety year after year."

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog's Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score, representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2015, with 773 hospitals receiving an A grade. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Patients can also review their hospital's past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement.

To see TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center's full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyScore.org or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

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