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Tampa, Fla. May 3, 2023 – AdventHealth Carrollwood, has received its 16th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that upholds the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates AdventHealth Carrollwood’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.
"As healthcare providers, our top priority is always the safety of our patients. We are proud to have received an 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, highlighting our commitment to protecting our patients,” said Joe Johnson, president and CEO of AdventHealth Carrollwood. “This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated team members who work tirelessly every day to keep our patients safe. We thank The Leapfrog Group for their recognition and will continue to prioritize patient safety in all that we do."
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But AdventHealth Carrollwood received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers, and clinicians who together made that possible.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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 AdventHealth Carrollwood’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.
Senior Manager of Media Communication
AdventHealth West Florida
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 for patient safety. 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
About AdventHealth Carrollwood
AdventHealth Carrollwood is a 119-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 earning a 5-Star Rating in Overall Hospital Quality from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grades since 2015 from the Leapfrog Group, and multiple Joint Commission certifications including Shoulder Replacement, Primary Stroke Center, Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement and Tampa Bay’s only Joint Commission Certified Spine Surgery program. 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.
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