Fort Lauderdale – For the third consecutive year, Florida Medical Center has achieved the top “A” grade hospital safety score from The Leapfrog Group. The group is one of the nation’s leading patient safety advocacy organizations, providing health care information to consumers.
The organization assigns A, B, C, D or F scores to U.S. hospitals based on their performance in keeping patients safe from preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The hospital’s “A” score, which is reflected in The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2015 report, can be found in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score.
“We are so proud that all of our employees and medical staff have come together to achieve the third consecutive ‘A’ rating in patient safety,” said Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO of Florida Medical Center. “Our top priority is ensuring patient safety and wellness on a daily basis and this recognition from The Leapfrog Group proves we are succeeding.”
The Leapfrog Group evaluated and graded more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide. Only 782 (about 30 percent) of hospitals received an “A” score. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts in patient safety and is designed to provide the public information that can be used to protect themselves and their families. The Leapfrog Group releases the reports on a biannual basis.