Florida Hospital North Pinellas Ranks Among Safest Hospitals in the Nation

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Hospital receives eighth consecutive “A” for Patient Safety in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The straight A’s achievement validates our commitment to patient safety and could not be accomplished without our team member’s dedication to delivering exceptional, compassionate care to our patients every day.

Florida Hospital North Pinellas has received its eighth consecutive “A” grade in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, and Florida Hospital North Pinellas was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients. Florida Hospital North Pinellas is the only hospital in Pinellas County to achieve straight A’s since 2013.

“Florida Hospital North Pinellas is proud to be recognized as one of the safest hospital’s in the nation for the eighth consecutive semester,” says Tricia Williams, Florida Hospital North Pinellas President and CEO. “The straight A’s achievement validates our commitment to patient safety and could not be accomplished without our team member’s dedication to delivering exceptional, compassionate care to our patients every day.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”

To see Florida Hospital North Pinellas’ full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Florida Hospital North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. Florida Hospital North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHNorthPinellas.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.

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