In a Critical Year for Safety, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel is Nationally Recognized with a ‘A’ for the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Wesley Chapel, FL - AdventHealth Wesley Chapel was awarded a ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing AdventHealth Wesley Chapel’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.

"Patient safety continues to be our priority and we are honored to receive our 11th “A” Hospital Safety Grade in a row. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to our community,” said Erik Wangsness, President and CEO, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are available to the public.

“As an organization, it is imperative that we work continuously to elevate care and provide the safest environment possible for every patient, every time,” said Dawn Hicks-Waldron, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. “This recognition is a testament of the hard work of our physicians and team members who are committed to keeping our patients safe each and every day.”

 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 see AdventHealth’ s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

 

About AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

From state- of- the- art equipment to the most intricate building details, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness.

Since opening in October of 2012, the hospital has been recognized as a leader in patient satisfaction, quality, and safety, earning national recognitions including, being the only hospital in Tampa Bay to receive a 5-star CMS ranking this year. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient health services, including surgery, imaging and rehabilitation services, emergency services for adults and children, and Inspiration Place, a comprehensive women’s health center that incorporates female physician specialists, women’s imaging, pelvic floor and female physical therapy and a boutique spa.  In addition, the hospital opened in January 2018 an offsite 24 bed, 24/7 emergency room in Central Pasco to better serve the emergency health needs of residents in west and central Pasco. The hospital features a 50,000 sq. ft. community Health and Wellness Center and a wide range of community offerings such as health and wellness presentations, screenings and events. For more information about AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, visit AHWesleyChapel.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealthWesleyChapel.

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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