Based on health care quality and safety, three Orlando Health hospitals earned A grades, one B, and one C grade
From the Orlando Health Newsroom
The Leapfrog Group has released its hospital Safety Grades for the Spring 2020 rating period and three Orlando Health hospitals earned A Grades: Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital received a B and Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital received a C.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
“During this challenging time, it is important that we remind our patients and families that at Orlando Health their safety and well-being are our highest priorities,” says George Ralls, M.D., vice president and system chief quality officer for Orlando Health. “Our patients and families have access to hospital ratings that use a variety of criteria and methodologies. We are focused on delivering outstanding patient care and we want our ratings to reflect that.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/
To learn more about the steps Orlando Health is taking to ensure their patients are receiving the safest and highest-quality care possible, visit the quality and safety page online.