In a Critical Year for Safety, AdventHealth Zephyrhills and AdventHealth Dade City Earn Top Safety Recognitions by The Leapfrog Group

(December 14, 2020) Zephyrhills, FL – AdventHealth Zephyrhills was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. 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. 

“We are proud of our staff and physicians who have earned the Leapfrog Top General Hospital designation three years in a row,” said Gwen Alonso, Chief Nursing Officer for AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills.  “This recognition demonstrates our commitment to quality, patient safety and whole person care.”

In addition to the Top General Hospital honor, AdventHealth Zephyrhills achieved a Leapfrog Grade A, the highest marks possible for patient safety and quality. This is the sixth consecutive ‘A’ for the hospital. AdventHealth Dade City also achieved a Leapfrog Grade A, safety and quality score for the Fall 2020. 

“It’s exciting to earn the highest grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group for Dade City and Zephyrhills,” said Amanda Martin, Administrative Director for Clinical Services at AdventHealth Dade City and Zephyrhills.  “Keeping our patients and team members safe continues to remain our highest priority.” 

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 qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety and achieve top performance in its category. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2020 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.

 

About AdventHealth Zephyrhills

AdventHealth Zephyrhills is a 149-bed acute care hospital and is a member of the faith-based AdventHealth System, providing a connected network of care in nearly a dozen states with more than 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites. Since 1985, the hospital has provided award-winning care with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.  The hospital offers a wide variety of services to include heart care, orthopedics, women’s health, surgical care, digestive health, robotic technology, a 24/7 emergency room with online scheduling and 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 AHZephyrhills.com

 

About AdventHealth Dade City

AdventHealth Dade City is a 120-bed acute care hospital and is a member of the faith-based AdventHealth System, providing a connected network of care in nearly a dozen states with close to 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites.   Since 1973, the hospital has provided exceptional care and award-winning service.  With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the hospital is focused on delivering whole person care through skilled and compassionate caregivers who provide individualized care for body, mind and spirit.  The hospital offers a wide variety of services to include, but not limited to, heart care, orthopedics, surgical care, bariatrics and digestive health, women’s health, robotics, a 24/7 emergency room with online scheduling, rehabilitation, and transitional care unit. To learn more about the hospital’s programs and services, visit AHDadeCity.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.

 

 

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