FOR YOUR HEALTH: Medical Center earns another ‘A’


Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center earned an “A” in patient safety for the ninth consecutive scoring period from The Leapfrog Group. The independent national nonprofit evaluates 2,600 hospitals every six months and assigns a score of A to F based on performance in 28 categories related to the delivery of safe care.

The Leapfrog Group challenges hospitals to make giant “leaps” forward in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare in the United States by promoting transparency and value-based hospital incentives. A top grade of “A” helps patients assess the safety of a hospital. The higher the grade, the safer the hospital.

Culpeper Medical Center has accomplished the difficult task of being awarded straight “A’s” since 2013. This accomplishment makes Culpeper Medical Center one of 113 hospitals out of 2,600 nationwide and one of only 12 hospitals in Virginia to attain this honor. Culpeper Medical Center also meets the qualifications to be considered for Leapfrog’s Top Hospital Award –recognition for the highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

“Providing high-quality, safe care for the communities we serve is something we take very seriously,” said Greg Napps, CEO, Culpeper Medical Center. “This remarkable achievement of a ninth consecutive “A” is made possible by the dedicated employees and medical staff at Culpeper Medical Center.”

To view Culpeper Medical Center’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at The score is listed under the hospital’s former name, UVA Culpeper Hospital.

Lights of Love celebration

The Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary will host Lights of Love, a fundraiser event dedicated to sell lights and celebrate the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony. Community members have an opportunity to purchase a light on the tree for $10 or a light in the star for $50. Donors can give their money in honor or in remembrance of a loved one. Forms may be obtained from the first-floor reception desk at the main entrance of Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center.

Money from previous Lights of Love fundraisers has gone to purchase a portable telemetry monitor, portable defibrillators, heart monitors and other medical equipment for several departments throughout the hospital. Last year, the auxiliary raised $6,500 to buy new guest chairs for the infusion area at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center.

Holiday tunes, a local choir, hot chocolate and cookies will be available for guests to enjoy.

When:  Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:45 p.m.

Where:  Next to the Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center emergency department entrance at 501 Sunset Lane

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