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AdventHealth Remains the Safest Hospital System in Tampa Bay According to the Prestigious Leapfrog Group

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(December 7, 2021) Tampa, FL – AdventHealth Tampa received the highest marks possible for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, including the Top Teaching Hospital designation. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and medical and medication errors in the hospital.

“To be recognized by the prestigious Leapfrog Group is a great distinction and a welcomed acknowledgment of our dedicated team members who work each and every day to keep our patients safe,” said Denyse Bales-Chubb, President and CEO of AdventHealth Tampa. “We are committed to continuing to do the hard work to deliver the best and safest health care possible to the communities we serve.”

According to The Leapfrog Group, hospitals achieving Top Hospital distinction have better systems in place to prevent medication and medical errors, higher quality of maternity care, and lower infection rates, among other safety criteria that is evaluated. Hospitals that are eligible to receive a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must have received an “A” in the most recent round of scoring.

The Leapfrog Group also announced all AdventHealth hospitals in the West Florida Division achieved an “A” or “B” grade for hospital safety for Fall 2021, including:

  • AdventHealth Carrollwood - “A”
  • AdventHealth Dade City - “A”
  • AdventHealth Lake Placid - “B”
  • AdventHealth North Pinellas - “A”
  • AdventHealth Ocala - “B”   
  • AdventHealth Sebring - “A”
  • AdventHealth Tampa – “A”
  • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel - “A”
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills - “A”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Across all states, 32% of hospitals received an "A," 26% received a "B," 35% received a "C," 7% received a "D," and less than 1% received an "F.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. To see full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

 

About AdventHealth Tampa

AdventHealth Tampa is a not-for-profit 626-bed tertiary hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, digestive health, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s services, pediatrics, oncology, ENT, endocrinology, bariatrics, wound healing, sleep medicine, and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. The 314,000 square foot Taneja Center for Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa opened in 2021 with the future in mind, including 18 state-of-the-art operating rooms and 96 private patient rooms that will ensure life-saving medical and surgical care for generations to come. Also located at AdventHealth Tampa is the renowned AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, a recognized leader in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and leading-edge research.  The modern adult and pediatric-dedicated emergency rooms introduce the emergency physician at the beginning of the visit, an example of how AdventHealth Tampa is committed to providing compassionate and quality healthcare.  For more information, visit www.AdventHealthTampa.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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