Two area HCA North Florida Division hospitals - Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital - were awarded 'A' grades from The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the hospitals' efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
"This score represents our team's commitment to providing high-quality care to every patient across Osceola County," said Davide Carbone, CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center.
"Ensuring patient safety is our staff's top priority, and it is a responsibility we take seriously," added Trey Abshier, CEO of Central Florida Regional Hospital. "This recognition exemplifies HCA's dedication to the care of the community."
"To be recognized nationally as an 'A' hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Hospitals that earn an 'A' grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A."
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade's methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.