Dade City, Fla. – At a time when patient safety in our hospitals and health care facilities is top of mind across the globe, AdventHealth Dade City has earned a Leapfrog grade “B” for patient safety by the nationally recognized Leapfrog Group. AdventHealth acquired AdventHealth Dade City on April 1, 2018, and the hospital has worked aggressively to attain excellence in patient safety. This grade shows the hospital does a better job at protecting patients from mistakes, injuries, accidents and infections than it did prior to acquisition. The health care ratings organization announced its safety ratings for over 2,600 hospitals across the country.
“We take great pride in caring for this community and we feel called to do that through treating every patient with uncommon compassion and continuing to advance our daily services to ensure we become a top-tier community hospital,” said Jason Newmyer, Vice President of AdventHealth Dade City. “We are committed to our promise to keep our patients safe and this recognition from the Leapfrog Group inspires us to continue to push for excellence.”
Leaders at AdventHealth Dade City have continued to implement key strategies enhance patient safety, since being acquired in 2018, including:
- Implementing Tele-ICU which provides critically ill patients immediate access to critical care intensivists and nurses via tele monitoring and direct communication.
- Implementing electronic health records which allow physicians to place the patient medication orders directly into the computer and allows nurses to scan a patient’s medications prior to administering medications – which has been shown to significantly decrease medication errors to patients.
- Hiring a full-time Clinical Quality Analyst who reviews patient records daily to address any potential patient quality issues.
- Fostering a strong commitment to understanding the culture of safety with all care team members.
“This achievement speaks to our culture of safety and the unwavering dedication of our teams to keeping our patients safe each and every day, not just during a pandemic” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, Senior Executive Officer of Patient Outcomes, AdventHealth West Florida Division. “We are so proud of these scores as they reflect the hard work and dedication of our leaders, physicians and staff who consistently make patient safety a top priority.”
Patient safety is the top priority at all AdventHealth locations. This year, all participating hospitals in the West Florida Division received either an “A” or “B” grade from the Leapfrog Safety Group.
AdventHealth voluntarily participates in the Leapfrog assessment and provides full transparency to our hospitals and our data to patient safety experts for review. To see a full list of safety grades, click here.
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 five freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including 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 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 AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.
About AdventHealth Dade City
AdventHealth Dade City is a 120-bed community hospital and 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. Since 1973, the hospital has provided exceptional care and award-winning service evidenced by the hospital’s Accredited Bariatric Program, Accredited Chest Pain Center and the area’s only Accredited Atrial Fibrillation designation. 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, women’s services, robotics, a 24/7 emergency room with online scheduling, rehabilitation, and a transitional care unit. To learn more about the hospital’s programs and services, visit AdventHealthDadeCity.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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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.