Several Volusia/Flagler Florida Hospitals Receive ‘A’ Grade For Patient Safety

By on November 1, 2017 in WNDB News

Volusia and Flagler Counties, FL – Several of area’s Florida Hospitals have received an ‘A’ for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit dedicated to rating the quality and safety of hospitals in America.

Florida Hospital DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (FHMMC) in Daytona Beach were all awarded an ‘A’ rating, qualifying them as some of the highest ranked hospitals in the nation.

“We are so proud of these scores, as they reflect the hard work and dedication of our staff. It is extremely difficult to earn the A rating, so this recognition is very meaningful to us and our team,” said Volusia and Flagler Florida Hospitals CEO, David Ottati. “Florida Hospital is a quality organization because that is what our community deserves.  It is our responsibility and privilege to help our community live healthier and happier. This achievement speaks to our hospitals’ culture of safety and unwavering dedication to providing the very best patient care.”

832 hospitals in the nation earned an ‘A’ grade. FHMMC is among only a few hospitals that have received straight A’s since the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score began in 2012. Hospitals are ranked with either an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D,’ or ‘F’ according to the occurrence 27 different standards such as medical errors, infections, and other hospital dangers. Twice a year, The Leapfrog Group grades around 2,600 hospitals based on what peer-reviewed experts report.

“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said The Leapfrog Group president and CEO, Leah Binder. “We congratulate the clinicians, board, management, and staff of Florida Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”

For more information on the hospital grades, go to www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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