In a Critical Year for Safety, AdventHealth North Pinellas Was Named Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group

AdventHealth North Pinellas 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 honored to be recognized as one of the safest hospitals in the nation through both the prestigious Top General Hospital distinction and 15th consecutive straight A grade in patient safety,” said Jason Dunkel, AdventHealth North Pinellas President and CEO. “These designations are a reflection of our team’s constant commitment and focus to safety at every level of care we provide to our patients.”

In addition to the Top General Hospital honor, AdventHealth North Pinellas also achieved a Leapfrog Grade A, the highest marks possible for patient safety and quality. This is the 15th consecutive ‘A’ for the hospital, a streak only five hospitals in the state of Florida have achieved.

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 North Pinellas

AdventHealth North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics and spine care, wound healing, sleep medicine, women’s care, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. AdventHealth North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. AdventHealth North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. For more information, visit www.AdventHealthNorthPinellas.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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