AdventHealth's Commitment to Patient Safety
When selecting where to receive health care, it's important to know that you're choosing the safest place. AdventHealth's West Florida Division remains committed to providing compassionate, quality health care — even in the midst of a pandemic — and it's no better illustrated than in Leapfrog's 2021 Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2021. AdventHealth is humbled to be the only health care system in the Greater Tampa Bay area to maintain all “A” scores for the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
“As the nation works to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, safety has remained our number one priority for patients and their families,” said Senior Executive Officer for Patient Outcomes, Robin McGuinness, DNP. “Over the last year, every member of our team has risen to face extraordinary challenges while maintaining steadfast focus on safety and quality.”
AdventHealth proactively implemented specific precautions such as PPE compliance training, hiring additional infection preventionists and integrating additional infection control technology to continue to deliver the safest and best practices in patient care.
“The Leapfrog Safety Grades are widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive,” said Dr. McGuinness. “Leapfrog is one of the few publicly reported groups that compile multiple measures of how hospitals perform at keeping patients safe in hospitals by preventing errors, injuries, accidents and infections.”
Additionally, Leapfrog evaluates performance across many areas of hospital care in establishing the qualifications for the award, including practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors.
Keeping the Community at the Forefront
“These scores are reflective of our team’s commitment to consistently deliver the safest and highest quality of care possible to the communities we serve each and every day,” added Dr. McGuinness. “Our communities should be equally proud that they have hospitals within their community available to them that hold the highest of safety grades.”
More than 2,600 acute-care hospitals throughout the country are evaluated by Leapfrog and just 105 of them received Top Hospital Designations. Furthermore, just 34 percent of hospitals achieve an A grade for safety.
One area of substantial improvement has been at AdventHealth Dade City. When they joined AdventHealth in 2018, they ranked as a D and have improved to an A within two short years.
- AdventHealth Carrollwood – 12th consecutive “A”
- AdventHealth Dade City – “A” (hospital acquired in April 2018)
- AdventHealth Lake Placid – “B”
- AdventHealth North Pinellas – 16th consecutive “A”
- AdventHealth Ocala – “B” (hospital acquired in August 2018)
- AdventHealth Sebring – 7th consecutive “A”
- AdventHealth Tampa – 7th consecutive “A”
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel – 12th consecutive “A”
- AdventHealth Zephyrhills – 7th consecutive “A”