TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) June 08, 2020
At a critical time when patient safety in hospitals and health care facilities is top of mind with communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AdventHealth West Florida Division announced it is the only hospital system in the city of Tampa that has earned the highest marks possible – “A” ratings – for patient safety by the nationally recognized Leapfrog Group. 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.
“Now more than ever, our communities want to feel assured they can receive medical care in a place where they are safe. We will never waiver from our promise to keep our patients safe and this recognition demonstrates the commitment and expertise our teams have at each of our hospitals” said Mike Schultz, President and CEO of AdventHealth West Florida Division.
The Spring 2020 Leapfrog scores for AdventHealth West Florida Division are:
- AdventHealth Carrollwood – 11th consecutive A
- AdventHealth North Pinellas – 14th consecutive A
- AdventHealth Sebring – 5th consecutive A
- AdventHealth Tampa – 5th consecutive A
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel – 11th consecutive A
- AdventHealth Zephyrhills – 5th consecutive A
- AdventHealth Lake Placid – B
- AdventHealth Dade City – B, acquired Spring 2018
- AdventHealth Ocala – B, acquired Fall 2018
“This achievement speaks to our culture of safety and the unwavering dedication of our teams to keeping our patients safe each and every day, not just during a pandemic” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, Senior Executive Officer of Patient Outcomes, AdventHealth West Florida Division. “We are so proud of these scores as they reflect the hard work and dedication of our leaders, physicians and staff who consistently make patient safety a top priority.”
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 also awarded Top General Hospital in addition to their ‘A’ score. Additionally, AdventHealth Wauchula was awarded Top Rural Hospital, and was the only hospital in Florida to receive that designation.
AdventHealth voluntarily participates in the Leapfrog assessment and provides full transparency to our hospitals and our data to patient safety experts for review.
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.
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.