HCA Florida Capital Hospital is the only hospital in the region to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates HCA Florida Capital Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“Being awarded a sixth Leapfrog Grade ‘A’ for providing safe patient care, is extraordinary” said Trey Blake, MD, Chief Medical Officer at HCA Florida Capital Hospital. “This recognition continues to demonstrate the unwavering dedication of our healthcare teams to keeping our patients safe. This award – is for the people who do all of the hard work behind the scenes. This ‘A’ is representative of the commitment to the safety of our patients.”
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 Capital 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.