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AdventHealth Remains the Safest Hospital System in Tampa Bay According to the Prestigious Leapfrog Group

All six AdventHealth hospital locations in Tampa Bay received the highest marks possible for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and medical and medication errors in the hospital. AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills also received the Top General Hospital designation, and AdventHealth Tampa and AdventHealth Wesley Chapel received the Top Teaching Hospital designation, and AdventHealth Wauchula in Hardee County was named Top Rural Hospital.

“This is a tremendous achievement for our team members and physicians who work continuously to provide the best care possible,” said David Ottati, President and CEO of AdventHealth West Florida Division. “Our commitment to keep patients safe is our number one priority and being recognized by The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization, reinforces that we are delivering the best and safest health care possible in the communities that we serve.”

According to The Leapfrog Group, hospitals achieving Top Hospital distinction have better systems in place to prevent medication and medical errors, higher quality of maternity care and lower infection rates, among other safety criteria that is evaluated. Hospitals that are eligible to receive a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must have received an “A” in the most recent round of scoring.

“Achieving clinical excellence is the foundation of our care model in all of our hospitals,” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, Senior Executive Officer of Patient Outcomes for AdventHealth West Florida Division. “Going to the hospital can be a fearful time for many patients and the ability to provide them with the reassurance they’re receiving care in the safest facility is paramount to our goal to provide exceptional whole person care.”

The Leapfrog Group also announced all AdventHealth hospitals in the West Florida Division achieved an “A” or “B” grade for hospital safety for Fall 2021, including:

  • AdventHealth Carrollwood - “A”
  • AdventHealth Dade City - “A”
  • AdventHealth Lake Placid - “B”
  • AdventHealth North Pinellas - “A”
  • AdventHealth Ocala - “B”
  • AdventHealth Sebring - “A”
  • AdventHealth Tampa - “A”
  • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel - “A”
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills - “A”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Across all states, 32% of hospitals received an "A," 26% received a "B," 35% received a "C," 7% received a "D," and less than 1% received an "F.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. To see full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit

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 freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Belleview ER, 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 Care Pavilions, 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, or, 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.