Health Care

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

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel received the highest marks possible for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, including the Top Hospital for Teaching designation. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and medical and medication errors in the hospital.

“We are honored to receive once again this achievement on behalf of our team members and physicians who work continuously to provide the best care possible,” said Erik Wangsness, President and CEO of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. “Our commitment to keeping patients safe is our number one priority, and being recognized by The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization, reinforces that we are delivering the best and safest health care possible in our community.”

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.

"Achieving clinical excellence is the foundation of our care model in our hospital, this is our 13th “A” Hospital Safety Grade in a row,” said Dawn Hicks-Waldron, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel.

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 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

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 in 2020. 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. In 2021, the hospital opened a new 100,000 square foot medical office building on campus, a new Oncology unit with 24 in-patient rooms, and two new Operating Rooms. The hospital features a 50,000 sq. ft. community fitness, 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, or

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.