Orlando Health South Lake Hospital was honored with its third consecutive A hospital safety score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Three other Orlando Health hospitals also received A grades this current rating period: Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), and Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital received a B.
“Achieving our third consecutive A grade is a direct result of the hard work of doctors, nurses, clinicians and the entire staff at Orlando Health South Lake,” said hospital President, John Moore. “Every day, our teams of highly qualified teams collaborate to focus on providing the safest, highest quality of care to our patients.”
Some of Orlando Health South Lake’s most successful quality initiatives include early recognition and treatment for sepsis and a focus on hospital inquired infections, which have led to a decrease in overall mortality and hospital acquired infections year over year.
“Earning three consecutive A grades for patient safety is an amazing achievement,” said David Strong, president/CEO, Orlando Health. “I am extremely proud of everyone who had a hand in helping to reach this milestone.”
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.