Lakewood Ranch, FL, November 8, 2018 – 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 health care 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. 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,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “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 www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
About Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is an acute care hospital providing patients access to a medical staff of more than 550 physicians and allied health professionals who practice in a comprehensive range of specialties, and who use the hospital's advanced medical technology. In addition to an emergency department (ER) that serves individuals of all ages 24 hours a day 7 days a week, the hospital offers a range of services including Orthopedics, Breast Health, Surgery, Cardiovascular, Childbirth, Imaging/Radiology, Physical Therapy, Stroke and Cerebrovascular, Sleep as well as Wound Healing and Hyperbaric medicine. To learn more about the hospital and why we're recognized as one of the safest hospitals in the nation by the Leapfrog group, visit www.LakewoodRanchMedicalCenter.com .