Zephyrhills, FL – At a time when patient safety in our hospitals and health care facilities is top of mind across the globe, AdventHealth Zephyrhills has earned the highest marks possible for patient safety by the nationally recognized Leapfrog Group for the third 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.
“This designation demonstrates AdventHealth Zephyrhills’ ongoing commitment to providing safer health care for our community,” said Amanda Maggard, President and CEO of AdventHealth Zephyrhills and AdventHealth Dade City. “We are dedicated to continuing to provide excellent, whole-person care for all of our patients.”
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.
"Hospitals that get an 'A' are making it a priority and working very hard to protect patients from preventable medical harm and errors," said Gwen Alonso, RN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Office of AdventHealth Zephyrhills. "To be recognized as an 'A' hospital for the third consecutive year is an accomplishment that our community should take pride in."
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 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 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.