Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | May 4, 2020

Duke Raleigh Hospital Earns A Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Group awarded top “A” grades to Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital on its Spring 2020 report card. This honorable distinction reflects the health system’s top priority of safety and protecting the health and well-being of our patients, visitors and team members.

“This honor reflects our commitment to the safety of our patients, their loved ones and our team members, particularly in these unprecedented times,” said Dr. David Zaas, president of Duke Raleigh Hospital. “I thank our team members who are taking the critical steps necessary to reduce the spread of infection, and making significant changes to operations to protect our patients while enhancing access to care.”

About one-third of all hospitals scored nationwide received an ‘A’ safety grade in the spring 2020, according to Leapfrog. Duke Raleigh Hospital has maintained an “A” safety grade since the fall of 2012, making it one of 45 nationwide and two in North Carolina to hold this record, according to Leapfrog.

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.

Comparisons of hospital scores locally and nationally are available at

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