Lakewood Ranch Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Patient safety is our top priority at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center,” says Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “The Leapfrog recognition confirms the commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff to providing a safe, quality patient experience.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
Learn More About Our "A" Rating
To see Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.