Health Care

AdventHealth Earns Top Scores in Patient Safety

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Fla., (June 8, 2020) Tampa, FLAt a time when patient safety in our hospitals and health care facilities is top of mind across the globe, AdventHealth North Pinellas has earned the highest marks possible for patient safety by the nationally recognized Leapfrog Group for the 7th consecutive year. The health care ratings organization announced its safety ratings for over 2,600 hospitals across the country.

Only 823, or 31.65%, of those hospitals received an “A” grade nationwide, including AdventHealth North Pinellas, along with five other hospitals in the AdventHealth West Florida Division: AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F based on how well hospitals protect patients from medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

“Our team is dedicated to ensuring our patients have an exceptional experience with us, and that starts with providing them with the safest level of care,” said Jason Dunkel, President and CEO, AdventHealth North Pinellas. “Earning an A grade for the fourteenth consecutive semester, the longest straight A streak in Tampa Bay, reflects our team’s expertise in delivering safe patient care every day.”

Leapfrog Safety grades are announced twice a year. Each year, the group also announces its Top General Hospital awards. In 2019, AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills were awarded Top General Hospital. Additionally, AdventHealth Wauchula was awarded Top Rural Hospital, and was the only hospital in Florida to receive that designation.

“Our unique model of delivering our brand of clinical expertise allows team members provide every patient with the best care in the safest environment every time,” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, Senior Executive Officer of Patient Outcomes, AdventHealth West Florida Division. “This recognition is because of the hard work of our leaders, our physicians and our staff who are committed to keeping our patients safe each and every day, not just during a pandemic.”

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 North Pinellas

AdventHealth North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, 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 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.