Coral Gables Hospital receives “A” in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

Coral Gables Hospital received the top grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospital’s continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services to the Miami community. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one.

“Every day, our staff is focused on improving outcomes and enhancing the safety of the care we deliver,” said Jeffrey M. Welch, chief executive officer of Coral Gables Hospital. “We are proud to receive an ‘A’ grade in safety from The Leapfrog Group, as we believe it reflects our hospital as a leading provider of care for our patients.”

About Coral Gables HospitalCoralGablesHospital Drawing Coral Gables Hospital is a 245-bed acute care hospital located at 3100 Douglas Road in the heart of historic Coral Gables. For over 85 years, this community-based hospital serves South Dade County, Latin America and the Caribbean. Coral Gables Hospital offers a broad range of services, from primary care to robotic surgery, with the assistance of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System and specialty programs including: orthopedics, urology, comprehensive diagnostics services, emergency, outpatient rehabilitation, including a newly opened Vestibular Clinic, and more.

Most recently, Coral Gables Hospital received the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Award and Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Award. Coral Gables Hospital has also been recognized by Healthgrades, being named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ and Prostatectomy™, and is ranked among the top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services. Coral Gables Hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group and has been named a Fully Engaged Hospital by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Coral Gables Hospital was also recognized by Practice Greenhealth with the “Partner Recognition Award” for its sustainability efforts. The hospital recently earned ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ recognition from The Joint Commission, indicating it is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Coral Gables Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Coral Gables Hospital, visit

About The Leapfrog Group

The Hospital Safety Score ( is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group (, a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

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