FLAGLER and VOLUSIA COUNTIES, Fla., January 10, 2020 – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth Palm Coast were both named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.
The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive and this accolade comes following AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth Palm Coast’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade in the fall of 2019.
This designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality.
Approximately 2,100 hospitals were considered for this award. Among those, AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth Palm Coast were among 37 hospitals in the nation to earn a Top General Hospital distinction.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are pleased to recognize both AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth Palm Coast as 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospitals,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the community. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest known standards for quality and patient safety, and achieve top performance in its category.
To see the full list of institutions honored as 2019 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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.
About AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region
Encompassing six AdventHealth hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area with 1,208 beds and more than 8,000 team members. The North Region includes facilities in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Orange City, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast and Tavares. Formerly known as Florida Hospital, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. To learn more, click here.
AdventHealth Daytona Beach was one of 37 hospitals in the nation to earn a Top General Hospital distinction by The Leapfrog Group. Approximately 2,100 hospitals were considered for this designation that highlights achievements in patient safety and quality. In addition, AdventHealth Daytona Beach has also received consecutive “A” grades from The Leapfrog Group for quality and safety since the ranking’s inception in 2012. Pictured here from left to right: Shawn Bishop, director of emergency services; April Chilson, vice president of ancillary services; Joy Fritts, regulatory and quality manager, Tara Swank, emergency department nurse; Amber Gallagher, executive director inpatient services; Dr. Christopher Riccard, hospitalist; Michele Goeb-Burkett, chief nursing officer; Ed Noseworthy, CEO; and Dr. Utpal Desai, cardiothoracic surgeon.
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