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(December 7, 2021) Tampa, FL – AdventHealth Zephyrhills received the highest marks possible for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, including the Top General Hospital designation. This national distinction recognizes the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and medical and medication errors in the hospital.
“Receiving the Top General Hospital award from The Leapfrog Group is a testament to our team’s dedication to patient safety and care,” says Andrea Vogel, MSN, BSHCM, NP-C, the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills. “Our patients and their families deserve high quality, whole-person health care, and we are committed to delivering this care for our community.”
According to The Leapfrog Group, hospitals achieving Top Hospital distinction have better systems in place to prevent medication and medical errors, higher quality of maternity care and lower infection rates, among other safety criteria that is evaluated. Hospitals that are eligible to receive a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade must have received an “A” in the most recent round of scoring.
The Leapfrog Group also announced all AdventHealth hospitals in the West Florida Division achieved an “A” or “B” grade for hospital safety for Fall 2021, including:
- AdventHealth Carrollwood - “A”
- AdventHealth Dade City - “A”
- AdventHealth Lake Placid - “B”
- AdventHealth North Pinellas - “A”
- AdventHealth Ocala - “B”
- AdventHealth Sebring - “A”
- AdventHealth Tampa - “A”
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel - “A”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Across all states, 32% of hospitals received an "A," 26% received a "B," 35% received a "C," 7% received a "D," and less than 1% received an "F.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms 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 full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.
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 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.