Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | November 7, 2019

Duke University Health System Hospitals Awarded Top “A” Grades by The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group awarded top “A” grades to Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital on its Fall 2019 report card. This honorable distinction reflects the health system’s commitment to protecting patients and providing exceptional care.

Duke Raleigh Hospital has maintained an “A” safety grade since the fall of 2012 making it one of 53 nationwide and two in North Carolina to hold this record, according to Leapfrog.

“This honor reflects our vision to be the trusted leader in healthcare through outstanding quality and an unparalleled patient experience,” said Dr. David Zaas, president of Duke Raleigh Hospital. “I am proud to see our hospital maintain this longstanding record of safety and look forward to our continued focus on ensuring that our team members strive for excellence in every aspect of care delivery.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“The safety of our patients and team is always our top priority, and this esteemed designation is yet another recognition of our commitment.” said Dr. William Fulkerson, executive vice president of Duke University Health System. “I thank our nurses, physicians and team members for their attention in keeping our patients safe and providing the highest quality care.”

Comparisons of hospital scores locally and nationally are available at

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