(December 7, 2021) Tampa, FL – AdventHealth Carrollwood received the highest marks possible for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, including the Top Hospital designation. AdventHealth Carrollwood also received their 13th Consecutive “A” hospital rating. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and medical and medication errors in the hospital.
“These achievements speak to our culture of safety and the unwavering dedication of our teams to keep our patients safe each and every day,” said Erika Skula, President and CEO of AdventHealth Carrollwood. “The safety of our patients is always our number one priority and being recognized as a leader in patient safety affirms that we are delivering the best and safest health care possible in our community.”
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.
“Now more than ever, our communities want to feel assured they can receive medical care in a place where they are safe,” said Charity Carlisle, the Chief Nursing Officer at AdventHealth Carrollwood. “We are so proud of these awards, as they reflect the hard work and dedication of our leaders, physicians and team members who consistently make patient safety and providing exceptional whole person care a top priority.”
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 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 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 earning a 5-Star Rating in Overall Hospital Quality from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 13 consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grades from the Leapfrog Group, and multiple Joint Commission certifications including Shoulder Replacement, Knee Replacement, Primary Stroke Center 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.
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.