AdventHealth Carrollwood was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing AdventHealth Carrollwood’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from the Leapfrog Group,” said Erika Skula, President and CEO of AdventHealth Carrollwood. “Receiving this “A” award for the 11th semester in a row is not only a testament to our commitment to patient safety and clinical excellence, but also exemplifies how we continuously strive to give our community the care they deserve.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are available to the public.
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 AdventHealth Carrollwood’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About AdventHealth Carrollwood
AdventHealth Carrollwood is a 103-bed hospital located in West Hillsborough County. The hospital is a member of the faith-based AdventHealth System, providing a connected system of care in nearly a dozen states with close to 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites. The hospital offers nationally recognized and award-winning care, evidenced by being named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety and Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award three years in a row and by earning its 10thconsecutive Grade A from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety. The hospital provides a wide variety of services including heart care, spine and orthopedics, bariatrics, wound care, robotic technology, two 24/7 emergency rooms with online scheduling, in Carrollwood and Westchase, and much more. With a focus on whole-person care, skilled and compassionate caregivers provide individualized care for body, mind, and spirit. To learn more about the hospital’s services, visit AdventHealthCarrollwood.com.
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.