AdventHealth Earns Top Scores in Patient Safety

At a time when patient safety in our hospitals and health care facilities is top of mind across the globe, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has earned the highest marks possible for patient safety by the nationally recognized Leapfrog Group for the 5th 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 Tampa and AdventHealth Carrollwood, along with four other hospitals in the AdventHealth West Florida Division: AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Sebring, 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.

"Patient safety is our priority and we are honored to receive our 10th “A” Hospital Safety Grade in a row. We are committed to deliver the highest quality of care to our community,” said Erik Wangsness, President and CEO, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. “

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.

“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 & 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.”

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 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 & 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 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.