(April 29, 2021) Pasco County, Fla. - AdventHealth Dade City and Zephyrhills once again maintained safety as their 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 harm to patients in their care.
“The pursuit for high-quality care and patient safety remain a top priority for our hospitals,” said Amanda Maggard, President and CEO for AdventHealth Dade City and Zephyrhills. “This A-grade achievement is a reflection of the constant commitment by our hospital team members and leadership to ensure exceptional patient care.”
AdventHealth Dade City and Zephyrhills proactively implemented a set of best safety practices to continue delivering high-quality patient care and remain one of the safest hospitals in the region:
- The hospital formed an oversight committee that meets quarterly. Team members review patient quality and safety outcomes. The team also sets measurable goals for improvement and provides feedback to the frontline team.
- Hospital leaders launched the “safety huddle”, to enhance daily communication between team members. The purpose is to proactively flag safety issues and identify safety concerns for patients. The initiative is proven to reduce medical errors, poor hygiene, and other practices that may be potentially harmful to patients.
“We take pride in being one the safest hospitals in the country,” said Gwen Alonso, Chief Nursing Officer for AdventHealth Dade City and Zephyrhills. “Our Dade City hospital is testament to that; it received its second A-grade since we acquired the hospital in 2018. The achievement shows our team members are focused on providing safety 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. 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.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About Dade City
AdventHealth Dade City is a 120-bed community hospital and is a member of the faith-based AdventHealth System, providing a connected system of care in nearly a dozen states with close to 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites. Since 1973, the hospital has provided exceptional care and award-winning service evidenced by the hospital’s Accredited Bariatric Program, Accredited Chest Pain Center and the area’s only Accredited Atrial Fibrillation designation. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the hospital is focused on delivering whole person care through skilled and compassionate caregivers who provide individualized care for body, mind and spirit. The hospital offers a wide variety of services to include, but not limited to, heart care, orthopedics, surgical care, bariatrics, women’s services, robotics, a 24/7 emergency room with online scheduling, rehabilitation, and a transitional care unit. To learn more about the hospital’s programs and services, visit AdventHealthDadeCity.com.
About AdventHealth Zephyrhills
AdventHealth Zephyrhills is a 149-bed acute care hospital and is a member of the faith-based AdventHealth System, providing a connected network of care in nearly a dozen states with more than 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites. Since 1985, the hospital has provided award-winning care with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. The hospital offers a wide variety of services to include heart care, orthopedics, women’s health, surgical care, digestive health, robotic technology, a 24/7 emergency room with online scheduling and more. With a focus on whole-person care, skilled and compassionate caregivers provide individualized care for body, mind and spirit. To learn more about the hospital’s services, visit AHZephyrhills.com.
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.