Health Care

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel awarded Leapfrog grade “A” in patient safety

(April 29, 2021) Tampa, FL– AdventHealth Wesley Chapel has once again maintained safety as the top priority, even during a pandemic, by receiving the highest marks possible for patient safety and quality with a Leapfrog grade “A” from the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The safety grade is awarded based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.

“Being recognized as the best hospital for patient safety and high-quality care is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Erik Wangsness CEO, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. “This prestigious accolade is a testament to the hard work and dedication our team members provide to patients each and every day.” 

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel committed to maintaining the safest, highest quality care to all patients. Some of the safety measures the hospital instituted to maintain Leapfrog grade “A” over the years include:

  • Hiring additional infection preventionists to continue to reduce risk of infection.
  • Implementing additional sanitation technology such as foot sanitizing stations and state-of- the-art bacteria removing robots and lights in operating rooms to ensure the safest settings for care.

“Our hospital team has set the standard for what it means to provide the best in patient safety,” said Dawn Hicks-Waldron Chief Nursing Officer for AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. “Even in the midst of a pandemic, we will continue to raise the bar and elevate our commitment to provide a safe environment at every level of care.” 

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. To see grade details on all participating hospitals and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.organd follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitterand Facebook.

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. 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 www.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 reporthospital 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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