With today’s release of hospital safety grades by The Leapfrog Group, Orlando Health has earned 30th A grades since 2015. The Leapfrog Group releases safety grades for more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide twice a year. In the current rating period, four Orlando Health hospitals received A Grades; Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital received a B.
“Maintaining our high standards for quality patient care is our top priority and an ongoing effort,” said Thomas Kelley, MD, vice president, quality and clinical transformation, Orlando Health. “While the criteria and methodologies of the various rating services continually change, our focus remains on providing our patients with safest, highest quality care available.”
“I am extremely proud of these results and what they mean for our patients,” said David Strong, president/CEO, Orlando Health. “Patients can trust that we will provide high quality, safe care in all of our facilities; both inpatient and outpatient. We are honored to be recognized by these three highly respected organizations.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The organization assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to more than 2,600 hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm to patients. Pediatric and specialty hospitals such as Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies are not included in Leapfrog’s grading process.
IBM Watson Health uses advanced technology to enable the sharing of health data and insights to further patient care. The company introduced the Top Hospitals program in 1993. CMS is a U.S. federal agency that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid services. More than 100 million people receive services from CMS.