HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
Posted on: November 16, 2022
HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“Our patients are always at the center of our care and this recognition from Leapfrog demonstrates our commitment to the safety of our patients and the quality of our care,” said HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital Chief Executive Officer Chase Christianson. “Our teams continue to prove that they are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our community, and I couldn’t be prouder of the work they do each and every day.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
To see HCA Florida Fort Gulf Coast Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.