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Safety at Carteret Health Care Reaffirmed with A Rating

Safety at Carteret Health Care Reaffirmed with A Rating

An announcement released today by an elite national ratings program, The Leapfrog Group, shows Carteret Health Care received another top ranking for safety. Carteret Health Care received a Hospital Safety Score of 3.24 which is an “A” in the latest release for hospitals across the county.

“Patient safety is a top priority at Carteret Health and today we celebrate our team’s efforts in receiving another A for their persistence in patient safety,” announced Dick Brvenik, Carteret Health Care CEO. “This score is a powerful reflection of our continuous commitment to quality and safe care and is an impressive accomplishment for each and every staff member associated with Carteret Health Care that includes our hospital staff, medical staff and our board.”

For Carteret Health Care, this comes after other achievements such as being recognized for improving more rapidly over the most recent five years than 98.5% of hospitals nationwide by Truven Health Analytics. Equally notable announcements include recognitions by The Joint Commission for our Advanced Primary Stroke Center Disease Specific Certification Program and for Total Hip and Total Knee Disease Specific Certification Programs.

The Leapfrog Group is a not for profit organization that provides free information for the benefit of the public on hospital compliance with process measures, structural measures and outcome measures to help patients make best choices in selecting hospitals. The report uses some readily available data such as the CMS core measures, data from the American Hospital Association, and the Leapfrog Group’s own surveys.

The Leapfrog Group website was updated on April 25 with these new Safety Scores. The community is encouraged to visit the website at to review this fully transparent information in greater detail. The hospital’s website at also contains other quality and safety information regarding Carteret County’s sole community hospital.

Brvenik concludes, “Our Board of Directions, staff and physicians, all take great pride in these independent awards, accomplishments and recognitions, because ultimately it is our patients that benefit from our team’s efforts to preserve and renew a safety first culture for our community.”

About Carteret Health Care

Carteret Health Care is an independent, 135-bed hospital serving Eastern North Carolina. Carteret Health Care leads the way to healthier lives through innovations in safety, quality, service and superior value. As a not-for-profit Medical Center, we offer a full range of acute care, diagnostic and outpatient services at a level that you would only expect at a larger facility. While providing quality health care with exceptional compassion and respect, Carteret Health Care achievements and awards include being ranked as one of the Best Hospitals by Business North Carolina in 2015. For additional information about Carteret Health Care, visit our website at