Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | November 10, 2021

Duke Raleigh Hospital Earns Another “A” Grade for Safety

Nursing team members prepare a room in Duke Raleigh Hospital’s new South Pavilion.

The Leapfrog Group awarded top “A” grades to Duke Raleigh HospitalDuke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital on its Fall 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 34 nationwide to achieve this record and one out of two hospitals in North Carolina to earn 19 “As” in a row, according to Leapfrog.

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses more than 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety data for nearly 3,000 facilities 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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