Hospital receives 6th consecutive Grade ‘A’

For the sixth consecutive publication, Onslow Memorial Hospital (OMH) has received an ‘A’ grade in the Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, designating OMH as among the safest hospitals in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is an independent watchdog organization that advocates for quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system.

“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Onslow Memorial Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”

“We are thrilled to see our Leapfrog score once again reflects the incredible diligence of our staff and healthcare providers,” said Penney Burlingame Deal, DHA, president and CEO of Onslow Memorial Hospital.

“This is further validation of the hospital’s commitment to quality and safety,” added Jo Malfitano, Director of Performance Improvement & Accreditation for the hospital. “I am so proud of this organization and the level of dedication our healthcare providers, leadership, board and entire staff demonstrate in caring for our patients and our community.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

To see Onslow Memorial Hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips, visit or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.