Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | April 29, 2021

Duke Raleigh Hospital Earns Top Score for Safety

The Leapfrog Group awarded top “A” grades to Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital on its Spring 2021 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 fall 2012 making it one of only 39 nationwide to achieve this record and one out of two hospitals in North Carolina to earn 18 “As” in a row, according to Leapfrog.

“I am proud that our hospital has maintained such a longstanding record of safety,” said Leigh Bleecker, interim president of Duke Raleigh Hospital. “This honor reflects our team’s unwavering commitment—even during such an unprecedented year—to provide an unparalleled patient experience for those members of our community that entrust their care to us.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The grade is based on a hospital’s performance preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.

Comparisons of hospital scores locally and nationally are available at

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