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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Lexington, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Lexington, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Lexington native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Lexington, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Lexington's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Lexington.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Lexington?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Lexington, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Lexington, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Lexington, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Lexington, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip

The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Lexington, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Latest News in Lexington, SC

Midlands Watch: Lexington School Superintendent Abruptly Resigns

The superintendent of a Midlands, South Carolina school district has abruptly resigned his post, documents posted to the district’s website revealed.Nicholas Wade – superintendent of Lexington County school district two – resigned on Tuesday afternoon amid a hastily called “special meeting” of the district’s board of trustees.Acco...

The superintendent of a Midlands, South Carolina school district has abruptly resigned his post, documents posted to the district’s website revealed.

Nicholas Wade – superintendent of Lexington County school district two – resigned on Tuesday afternoon amid a hastily called “special meeting” of the district’s board of trustees.

According to sources familiar with the meeting, Wade’s resignation was offered during an executive session in which board members received “legal advice regarding contractual matters,” according to an agenda (.pdf) for the meeting.

How do we know his resignation was among the “contractual matters” discussed? Because the agenda (.pdf) for yet another hastily called special meeting of the board – scheduled for 5:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – referenced the convening of another executive session in which board members were scheduled to receive “legal advice regarding (the) superintendent’s resignation.”

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The May 11 executive session is also supposed to include a “discussion regarding (an) acting superintendent,” according to its agenda.

It is not immediately clear what prompted Wade’s decision to step down from his post, but district officials did not publicly announce the decision on Tuesday afternoon – nor did any media outlets (expect this one) pick up the story.

Wade was tapped to replace outgoing superintendent William B. James Jr. in July of 2020. He worked as superintendent-elect prior to James’ resignation at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year. Prior to being chosen as superintendent, he was principal of an elementary school in Elmwood Park, Illinois.

“I feel that Lexington Two is in a very good position,” Wade told The (Columbia, S.C.) Star upon the occasion of his hiring. “I think they’ve been able to realize a lot and I think there is a lot of potential.”

Last spring, an article in West Metro News hailed Wade for “making his mark” and “working on his vision for the district.”

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Lexington school district two features six elementary schools, four middle schools and a pair of high schools – Brookland-Cayce and Airport. It is home to an estimated 8,582 students, according to the latest S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) data.

This news outlet has reached out to the district seeking comment on Wade’s resignation. Our team has also begun reaching out to its network of sources in the hopes of getting additional information as to what may have prompted his departure.

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.

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One student hospitalized, another charged after incident at Lexington High, officials say

One student was taken to the hospital and another was criminally charged after a recent physical altercation at Lexington High School, officials said.The incident occurred during a gym class on April 25, Lexington High School Princi...

One student was taken to the hospital and another was criminally charged after a recent physical altercation at Lexington High School, officials said.

The incident occurred during a gym class on April 25, Lexington High School Principal Dr. Ryan Pool said in a letter to parents that was shared with The State by Lexington 1 School District officials.

A 14-year-old student threw a 15-year-old classmate to the ground, according to an incident report from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

The 15-year-old told a teacher that he didn’t have feeling in his left arm after being slammed to the ground, the incident report said.

The teacher then took the 15-year-old to the school nurse, Pool said. After contacting the boy’s parents, he was hospitalized for his injuries, according to Pool. His mother took him to the hospital, the incident report said.

Further information on the teenager’s condition was not available, and the school district can’t share a student’s medical information without parental consent.

The other student was immediately suspended and faces expulsion, Pool said.

He was taken into custody and transported to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice detention center on Broad River Road, where he faced a charge of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, according to Pool.

There was no word if the 14-year-old was still being held at the detention center.

“No other students were involved in this incident or in danger,” Pool said.

The incident began as an accident, according to the student who was injured.

He told deputies that he bumped into the 14-year-old by mistake while they were running laps and apologized for the contact, according to the incident report.

The 14-year-old responded by “shoulder checking” the other student, the incident report said.

After running another lap, the situation continued to escalate as the 14-year-old said the older boy “swung on me,” and knocked his hat to the ground, according to the incident report. The 15-year-old admitted to hitting the other boy’s hat off, the incident report said.

Both boys told deputies that’s when the 14-year-old grabbed the older boy and slammed him to the ground, according to the incident report.

Pool said the school has remained in contact with the injured student’s family.

The principal also made a plea to stop gossip and rumor spreading about the altercation, and any other incident on social media.

“Unfortunately, we’ve seen people speculating on social media about what may have happened,” Pool said. “As always, I ask that you speak to your students about showing compassion on social media by stopping the spread of rumors when incidents like this occur.”

Windsor Academy reopens amid child abuse investigation

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) – Windsor Academy Child Development Center in Lexington reopened Monday, just days after three of its employees were arrested in connection with a child abuse investigation.On Friday, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department charged Shayna McKnight with inflicting great bodily harm upon a child.LCSD uncovered a video, which allegedly sh...

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) – Windsor Academy Child Development Center in Lexington reopened Monday, just days after three of its employees were arrested in connection with a child abuse investigation.

On Friday, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department charged Shayna McKnight with inflicting great bodily harm upon a child.

LCSD uncovered a video, which allegedly shows McKnight folding a child’s legs under the child’s body and flipping the child into a crib while holding the child’s left leg.

According to LCSD, both Amy Grice and Jeannie Locklear, the center’s director at the time, took steps to delete that video after watching it. They are charged with obstructing justice.

All three women have been barred from returning.

Rebecca Unrue said her child has been attending Windsor Academy for about a year and half. She believes there simply was not enough time following the arrests to do a full review of company policies and ensure that this was an isolated incident.

“There’s not enough time to say for sure there wasn’t an existing company culture of secrecy and of cover-ups before,” Unrue said. “There wasn’t enough time to get a new camera system in place. There wasn’t enough time to have a town hall with parents. There wasn’t enough time to do re-training and a policy audit of all of your existing policies and procedures.”

She said her child will not be returning.

Lori Carey said she and her husband have sent their daughter to Windsor for several years and have had an “absolutely positive” experience. She said there are wonderful people who work there, and it would be unfair to judge the entire staff based on this incident.

Carey said after careful consideration, and conversations with current and former staffers and other parents, she and her husband will not be removing their daughter from Windsor.

“We know that she’s gotten good care there and she will continue to get good care there,” she said. “They’re under such heavy scrutiny that right now that’s probably the safest daycare in the state.”

Carey said she believes that there will be no problems going forward.

“I think that they’re going to probably be overly communicative, more so than they’ve been in the past,” she said.

Since Friday, Elaine Harkey, owner of Windsor Academy, has assured parents via a phone app that this will not happen again.

She told parents that they will now be allowed to go into classrooms when they want.

Harkey also asked parents if they would be interested in a new video system that would allow them to check in on their child at any time. This would come with an additional $5 a week in tuition.

Unrue says this is shocking, and the upgraded video system should be implemented without any additional cost to parents.

“I think as a business owner the decision should have been made, ‘We’re getting this new system in place, and as the owner I’m going to cover the cost of it.’ What was done instead was, ‘If you want one we’ll get it, but we’ll need to increase your weekly tuition to pay for it and that’s shocking to me.’”

In an interview Friday, Harkey said that parents should have confidence in bringing their children to the center moving forward.

“We’re rid of the person that created the problem in the first place, and all the other teachers there are so good,” she said. “And I have built safety into this building.”

WIS asked the South Carolina Department of Social Services whether they were on site Monday as Windsor Academy reopened, but a spokesperson for DSS said they cannot provide additional information because it remains an open investigation.

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Final road projects approved for proposed Lexington County penny sales tax. Here’s the list

The list is now set for $450 million worth of road projects that Lexington County voters will be asked to fund this fall.The six-member commission drawing up the proposal for a countywide penny sales tax committed to fund about 170 projects, including several multi-road packages, based on rankings of all submitted projects drawn up by Alliance Consulting Engineers.More than 200 other projects could be funded if the sales tax ends up raising additional funds over its seven-year life span. If the penny tax ultimately falls short ...

The list is now set for $450 million worth of road projects that Lexington County voters will be asked to fund this fall.

The six-member commission drawing up the proposal for a countywide penny sales tax committed to fund about 170 projects, including several multi-road packages, based on rankings of all submitted projects drawn up by Alliance Consulting Engineers.

More than 200 other projects could be funded if the sales tax ends up raising additional funds over its seven-year life span. If the penny tax ultimately falls short of its expected target, the entity that nominated a road for penny funds, either Lexington County or one of its municipal governments, would be expected to make up the shortfall on the top selected projects.

Despite some discussion, the final rankings did not change from the list considered at the previous commission meeting last week.

The top-ranked projects include at least $109.6 million in countywide repaving projects. The top three repaving packages could get underway as soon as next year, the commission was told, and roads from differently ranked groups could be paved in the same area at once.

The largest standalone project among the top-ranked is widening and repaving Longs Pond Road, at an estimated cost of $64 million.

The speed with which work could begin depends on if Lexington County issues bonds early on to start work, and then repays the bonds from the penny tax revenue. That decision would have to be taken up separately by Lexington County Council.

Engineers estimate that work on 6 miles of Longs Pond Road would include 15 to 18 months of design work, followed by a similar period of right-of-way acquisition and a two-to-three year construction phase.

Last week, the commission decided to bypass one of Lexington County’s busiest roads. Commissioners decided the cost of widening U.S. 378 would crowd out too many other projects under consideration, some of which might help alleviate traffic on the cross-county thoroughfare.

In November, Lexington County voters will be asked to vote on the creation of a countywide penny sales tax along with the proposed list of road projects the tax would fund.

The volunteer commission — appointed by Lexington County Council and the county’s municipalities — is tasked with drawing up the final list for voters to approve on Election Day.

A similar effort was defeated at the ballot box in 2014, and the county abandoned efforts for a second try in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Many of the projects considered in that 2014 effort appear on the list again this year.

The commission will meet at least one more time on May 12 to formulate the language for the ballot question, including how the lengthy project list will appear to voters.

Four Midlands hospitals get an ‘A’ in latest safety grades, another is lowest rated in SC

Four Midlands hospitals received the highest mark possible in the safety grades released by a medical watchdog group Tuesday. Most area hospitals saw their scores improve since the last ratings were released.Both Prisma Health Baptist, in downtown Columbia, and ...

Four Midlands hospitals received the highest mark possible in the safety grades released by a medical watchdog group Tuesday. Most area hospitals saw their scores improve since the last ratings were released.

Both Prisma Health Baptist, in downtown Columbia, and Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge, near the Lexington County line, were given A grades, and are ranked among the safest hospitals in South Carolina, according to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The A was an improvement for Prisma Health Baptist, which received a B in the fall and spring ratings in 2021.

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge has consistently been one of the highest rated hospitals in the Midlands, receiving the highest grade in the past six rating reports from the Leapfrog Group, which issues biannual safety rankings.

Since 2012, the Leapfrog Group has published Hospital Safety Scores twice a year — once in the spring and once during the fall — to create transparency in the U.S. health system. The rating is focused on “errors, accidents, injuries and infections.”

Based on this criteria, other Columbia-Lexington-area hospitals received one B and three Cs for the spring. Those include:

? Lexington Medical Center, which repeated its score from the fall ranking of B

? Prisma Health Richland repeated its score from the fall ranking of C

? MUHA Columbia Medical Center Downtown, formerly Providence Health, repeated its score from the fall ranking of C

? MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Northeast, formerly Providence Health Northeast, repeated its score from the fall ranking of C

Two other hospitals in the Midlands received an A, while one that had an F in the fall received a higher grade in the current ranking.

? McCleod Health Clarendon in Manning repeated its score from the fall ranking of A

? Prisma Health Tuomey saw its grade rise two letters from C in the fall ranking to A

? Newberry County Memorial Hospital saw its grade rise one letter from C in the fall ranking to B

? MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center saw its grade rise one letter from C in the fall ranking to B

? Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties saw its grade rise one letter from F in the fall to D

Overall in South Carolina, of the 51 hospitals that were ranked, 21 received a letter A. That’s an improvement from 15 As in the fall rankings.

No hospitals in the Palmetto State received an F in the spring grades. The D given to the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties was the lowest mark dispensed, and even that was an improvement from the fall.

Nationally, South Carolina ranked 13th among all states, with more than 41% of its hospitals scoring an A rating. That was a significant increase from the fall (29%), when the Palmetto State was ranked 25th in the nation.

Neighboring North Carolina (59.8%) was the top-rated state in the U.S., while there was a four-way tie for lowest grade among North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, and Washington D.C., as none had a hospital with an A grade.

“The health care workforce has faced unprecedented levels of pressure during the pandemic, and as a result, patients’ experience with their care appears to have suffered,” Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder said in a news release. “We commend the workforce for their heroic efforts these past few years and now strongly urge hospital leadership to recommit to improved care — from communication to responsiveness — and get back on track with patient safety outcomes.”

Leapfrog graded more than 2,900 hospitals nationwide this spring, and 33% earned an A, 24% earned a B, 36% a C, 7% a D and less than 1% scored an F, according to its website.

The grades are based on safety data and rate how hospitals have “checks in place to prevent mistakes, and ensure strong lines of communication between hospital staff, patients, and families,” according to Leapfrog, which estimated about 160,000 people die every year from hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

That’s “a significant improvement from 2016, when researchers estimated 205,000 avoidable deaths,” Leapfrog officials said.

“Despite a general decrease in patient experience ratings, spring Grades continue to show significant variation in safety performance across U.S. hospitals,” Binder said. “This variability is a constant reminder that the public must have access to information on which hospitals are safer so patients can make the best decision for themselves and their loved ones.”

Leapfrog said 50,215 lives could be saved every year if all hospitals performed at the level of A graded hospitals. But even hospitals that scored an A can make improvements to save lives.

“Leapfrog advises the public never to reject emergency treatment based on a safety score, but to consult with a doctor about the best hospital for planned, elective procedures,” the News & Observer previously reported.

But Leapfrog’s study shows that patients at ‘D’ and ‘F’ hospitals face about a greater risk of dying than those at hospitals graded A.

The Leapfrog safety grade is divided into two domains: Process/Structural Measures and Outcome Measures.

The Process Measures include:

? Computerized Physician Order Entry

? Bar Code Medication Administration

? ICU Physician Staffing

? Leadership Structures and Systems

? Culture Measurement, Feedback & Intervention

? Nursing Workforce

? Hand Hygiene

? Nurse Communication

? Doctor Communication

? Staff Responsiveness

? Communication about Medicines

? Discharge Information

? Foreign Object Retained

? Air Embolism

? Falls and Trauma

? CLABSI

? CAUTI

? SSI: Colon

? MRSA

? C. Diff.

? Pressure Ulcer Rate

? Death Rate among Surgical Inpatients with Serious Treatable Conditions

? Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Rate

? Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate

? Perioperative PE/DVT Rate

? Postoperative Wound Dehiscence Rate

? Unrecognized Abdominopelvic Accidental Puncture/Laceration Rate

SOURCE: Leapfrog Medical Group

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