Orlando Health Hospitals Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety?

Jun 22, 2015 at 08:42 am by Staff

Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.  The hospitals are Orlando Regional Medical Center, Health Central Hospital, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and South Seminole Hospital.  South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health, received a “B” score.  The scores were awarded based on a number of factors including the hospitals’ adherence to best practices in the process of providing care as well as rates for preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.  The scores reflect Orlando Health’s commitment to increasing the quality of care it delivers to all its patients. 

SAFE is an acronym for Strategic Action for Excellence.  Each Orlando Health hospital has a SAFE team that consists of a physician chief quality officer, a project leader who is typically a clinical professional, and up to a dozen additional team members who may be clinical or non-clinical.  The teams use best practices, evidence-based medicine, and a variety of tools and methods to reduce or eliminate conditions or behaviors that could impede patient care. 


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