(December 21, 2022) Tampa, FL– AdventHealth Tampa has received an “A” in patient safety for the 9th consecutive time from the prestigious Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog group that delivers grades based on quality metrics such as a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Out of 3,000 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 30% received this top grade.
“AdventHealth Tampa’s commitment to achieving an ‘A’ rating for the ninth consecutive time is proof that our organization values and emphasizes the safety of our patients in protecting them from preventable medical errors, injuries, and infections. I’m very proud of our team for their hard work in achieving this honor,” said AdventHealth Tampa’s CEO, Bruce Bergherm.
AdventHealth hospitals in the West Florida Division that received an “A” in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, include:
- AdventHealth Carrollwood
- AdventHealth Dade City
- AdventHealth Lake Placid
- AdventHealth Lake Wales
- AdventHealth North Pinellas
- AdventHealth Sebring
- AdventHealth Tampa
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
- AdventHealth Zephyrhills
“AdventHealth is committed to continually evaluating and implementing systems that enhance clinical excellence and keep patients safe,” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, senior executive officer, and chief nurse executive for AdventHealth West Florida Division. “The consecutive “A” grades are a testament to our teams who carry out the protocols and procedures that ensure our communities have the highest quality care possible and trust they’re safe in our care.”
The Leapfrog Group previously awarded AdventHealth the Emerald Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Health Care System, a first for any health system. The achievement honors AdventHealth’s performance across Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades and Top Hospital award, which is one of the most competitive quality awards a hospital and its team members can receive.
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 for patient safety. 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
Richelle Hoenes, Director of Corporate Communications
AdventHealth | West Florida Division