Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving healthcare 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 among patients in their care.
“It’s very rewarding to receive consecutive 'A' Hospital Safety Grades,” says Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “Our entire team here at the hospital is committed to continually providing superior quality patient care, and we are honored by this distinction.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Lakewood Ranch Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region. Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.