AdventHealth North Pinellas, has again been recognized by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for achieving superior rankings on safety. The Leapfrog grading scale provides the most comprehensive picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care industry. Developed under the guidance of Leapfrogs Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D, and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals nationally, twice per year. The score is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. The Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections: C. diff and MRSA.
AdventHealth North Pinellas earned an A grade for patient safety in the Fall 2016 hospital safety score, which puts it among some of the safest hospitals in the United States. High scores are awarded to hospitals based off of a multitude of performance objectives that are observed by Leapfrog throughout the year and reflect just how safe each establishment is.
AdventHealth North Pinellas is proud to receive an A grade in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group for the seventh consecutive semester, said Tricia Williams, AdventHealth North Pinellas President and CEO. Maintaining the best grade for three and a half years confirms our staffs dedication to providing our patients with the highest level of quality care.
To learn more about your hospitals full score and how to access patient-friendly advice for those visiting the hospital, visit http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
"Avoidable deaths in hospitals should be the number one concern of our health care leaders. Hospitals that earn an A from Leapfrog are leaders in saving lives, and we commend them and urge their continued vigilance, said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.