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Duke Hospitals Again Earn ‘A’ Grades on Latest Leapfrog Safety Assessment


Alexis Porter
Alexis Porter
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DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital received top scores for prioritizing patient safety.

The “A” scores for Leapfrog’s fall 2023 survey are part of the group’s Hospital Safety Grades Assessment, issued to hospitals every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day.

Duke Health’s three hospitals were included in the nearly 3,000 hospitals surveyed across the country. Only 30% of hospitals attained the "A" hospital safety grade for fall 2023. Since 2018, Duke Health’s hospitals have been among 152 hospitals nationwide to achieve the “A” grade and among only seven in North Carolina.

“Our continuous ‘A’ grades from Leapfrog shows our commitment to putting patients first at all three of our hospitals,” said Thomas Owens, M.D., executive vice president and chief operating officer of Duke University Health System. “We want to say thank you to our team members, who are key to providing high quality care.” 

The Leapfrog Group is an independent nonprofit organization led by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts. Twice each year, it collects and analyzes data based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

Comparisons of hospital scores locally and nationally are available at

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