— Tampa Bay, FL – AdventHealth West Florida Division has once again earned the highest marks possible for patient safety and quality. It is the only health care system in the Greater Tampa Bay area to achieve all 'A’s from the prestigious Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization.
“Every day, our teams make patient safety a top priority and our commitment to delivering the highest quality care is a core part of our values,” said Mike Schultz, President and CEO of AdventHealth West Florida Division. “We are focused on keeping our patients safe at all times while they are in our care and our ability to maintain that level of safety during a pandemic only reinforces the commitment and the expertise of our care teams.”
AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Sebring, and AdventHealth Zephyrhills were also recognized as Top General Hospitals. AdventHealth Tampa received the Top Teaching Hospital designation and AdventHealth Wauchula earned the Top Rural Hospital designation. Only 105 of more than 2,200 hospitals reviewed were selected to receive the Top Hospitals distinction, which means they are in the top five percent across the country.
The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit watchdog organization driving a movement for quality and safety of American health care. It is widely acknowledged for setting the toughest standards for health care safety and quality.
All participating hospitals in the AdventHealth West Florida Division also received an ‘A’ or ‘B’ in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, including:
- AdventHealth Carrollwood – 11th consecutive ‘A’
- AdventHealth Dade City – 1st ‘A’ (hospital acquired in April 2018)
- AdventHealth Lake Placid – ‘B’
- AdventHealth North Pinellas – 15th consecutive ‘A’
- AdventHealth Ocala – ‘B’ (hospital acquired in August 2018)
- AdventHealth Sebring – 6th consecutive ‘A’
- AdventHealth Tampa – 6th consecutive ‘A’
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel – 11th consecutive ‘A’
- AdventHealth Zephyrhills – 6th consecutive ‘A’
“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,” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, Senior Executive Officer of Patient Outcomes, AdventHealth West Florida Division.
The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. To see full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About AdventHealth West Florida Division
The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
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