— AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, has received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that upholds the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates AdventHealth Wesley Chapel’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.
"As healthcare providers, our top priority is always the safety of our patients. We are proud to have received once again an 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, highlighting our commitment to protecting our patients,” said Erik Wangsness, president and CEO of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. “This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our team members, who provide exceptional care in the face of great challenges like the pandemic. We thank The Leapfrog Group for their recognition and will continue to prioritize patient safety in all that we do."
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“We are honored to continue to lead the way in patient safety and are thrilled to receive our 16th consecutive “A” grade,” said Dawn Hicks-Waldron, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. "Our extraordinary team has remained committed to our mission and ensuring patient safety and quality care come first at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel.
“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers, and clinicians who together made that possible.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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 AdventHealth Wesley Chapel’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.
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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 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.
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 www.AHWesleyChapel.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealthWesleyChapel