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AdventHealth has once again received the highest score possible in patient safety from what many see as one of the most difficult distinctions to earn. All AdventHealth Pasco County hospitals including AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills received an A in safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The national patient safety watchdog group delivers grades based on quality metrics such as a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Out of 3,000 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 30% received this top grade, and only 3 are designated as a Top General Hospital in the state of Florida, including AdventHealth Zephyrhills
“We are honored to be recognized with this incredible achievement,” said Amanda Maggard, President and CEO of AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills. “It takes devoted leaders, physicians and team members to ensure we deliver highly skilled and safe care every time someone is in our hospital. Our hospitals have prioritized clinical excellence as a promise to consumers, and we are proud to set the expectation of high-quality care when you choose AdventHealth.”
All AdventHealth hospitals receiving an “A” in patient safety include:
- AdventHealth Carrollwood
- AdventHealth Dade City
- AdventHealth Lake Placid
- AdventHealth Lake Wales
- AdventHealth North Pinellas
- AdventHealth Sebring
- AdventHealth Tampa
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
- AdventHealth Zephyrhills
“AdventHealth is committed to continually evaluating and implementing systems that enhance clinical excellence and keep patients safe,” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, senior executive officer and chief nurse executive for AdventHealth West Florida Division. “The consecutive “A” grades are a testament to our teams who carry out the protocols and procedures that ensure our communities have the highest quality care possible and trust they’re safe in our care.”
The Leapfrog Group previously awarded AdventHealth the Emerald Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Health Care System, a first for any health system. The achievement honors AdventHealth’s performance across Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades and Top Hospital award, which is one of the most competitive quality awards a hospital and its team members can receive.
About AdventHealth Dade City
AdventHealth Dade City is a 120-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 close to 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites. Since 1973, the hospital has provided exceptional care and award-winning service. 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 and digestive health, women’s health, robotics, a 24/7 emergency room with online scheduling, rehabilitation, and transitional care unit. To learn more about the hospital’s programs and services, visit AHDadeCity.com
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 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.