HCA Florida Capital Hospital is the only hospital in the region to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This is the sixth time since 2020 that HCA Florida Capital Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ safety grade. This national distinction celebrates HCA Florida Capital Hospital’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.
“Our entire organization is committed to high-quality care and patient safety. This accomplishment is the product of hard work, team effort, and turning innovations into performance. Our physicians, nurses, and support staff continue to expand our improvement efforts that merit this recognition,” said Trey Blake, MD, Chief Medical Officer at HCA Florida Capital Hospital.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. 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.