By achieving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Coral Gables Hospital receives recognition as one of the safest hospitals in the United States. The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. Coral Gables Hospital was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the country.
“We are very pleased to receive an ‘A’ from Leapfrog. Their findings confirm that our patients live happier, healthier lives. Our goal is to deliver exceptional healthcare to every person we have the privilege to serve,” said Chief Executive Officer, Cristina Jimenez.
“We were very pleased to have received an ‘A’ from Leapfrog, as their findings confirm that our mission to deliver exceptional healthcare to every person we have the privilege to serve must include systems that consistently concentrate on patient safety,” said Chief Executive Officer, Cristina Jimenez.
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“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 Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Coral Gables Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
To see Coral Gables Hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, go to www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information about Coral Gables Hospital services, please visit www.coralgableshospital.com.