Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades Announced for Florida


33 Hospitals Receive A’s for Excellence

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 4, 2016) – The Florida Health Care Coalition announced this week the release of the Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, published by national nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group. Assigning A, B, C, D, and F letter grades, the Hospital Safety Grade provides the most complete picture of avoidable hospital errors, accidents and infections that kill or harm hundreds of thousands of patients every year. Over 2,600 general acute-care hospitals received a grade this fall.

In Florida, grades were assigned to 145 hospitals with 33 receiving an “A”, the highest letter grade, showcasing a distinct dedication to safe care.

“Every community deserves to be served by hospitals that prioritize patient safety. The Florida Health Care Coalition’s dedication to increasing hospital safety and transparency has directly impacted the care that Florida receives,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We thank The Florida Health Care Coalition for its strong leadership and steadfast commitment to the health and wellbeing of its community members.”

“By working collaboratively with our community hospitals, we can help improve the care that every patient in Florida receives,” said Florida Health Car Coalition President and CEO Karen van Caulil, PhD. “We acknowledge the front-line caregivers, hospital leadership, patient advocates, and all those who are helping us reduce patient harm. I’d like to personally congratulate our A-rated hospitals for setting an example for other hospitals… to continue making patient safety a top priority.”

The hospitals receiving an “A” in Florida are:

  • Baptist Health South Florida South Miami Hospital
  • Baptist Health South Florida Doctors Hospital (straight A’s since the inception of the program in 2012)
  • Baptist Health South Florida Homestead Hospital
  • Cape Canaveral Hospital
  • Cape Coral Hospital
  • Coral Gables Hospital (straight A’s)
  • Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
  • Englewood Community Hospital (straight A’s)
  • Florida Hospital Carrollwood
  • Florida Hospital Deland
  • Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
  • Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (straight A’s)
  • Florida Hospital North Pinellas
  • Florida Hospital Orlando
  • Florida Hospital Waterman
  • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
  • Jupiter Medical Center
  • Lakeside Medical Center
  • Larkin Community Hospital (straight A’s)
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mease Countryside Hospital
  • Mease Dunedin Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital Miramar (straight A’s)
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Northwest Medical Center
  • Orange Park Medical Center
  • Palmetto General Hospital
  • Parrish Medical Center (straight A’s)
  • Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Twin Cities Hospital (straight A’s)
  • West Boca Medical Center (straight A’s)
  • West Florida Hospital
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns 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.

For more information about Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades or to view the list of state rankings, please visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. To learn how employers are footing the bill for hospital errors, visit Leapfrog’s Cost Calculator. Journalists interested in scheduling an interview should email LeapfrogMediaGroup@sternstrategy.com.

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