Baptist Health aces patient safety evaluation from national rating agency

Baptist Health’s four adult hospitals in the region earn “A” grade for safety.

Jacksonville, FL

All four adult Baptist Health hospitals have been rated top of the class for patient safety according to a national organization's latest rating. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Baptist Medical Center South each received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022, which recognizes the hospitals for their achievements in providing the highest level of safety in patient care.

"Baptist Health team members and leaders have an unwavering commitment to safety for our patients and their families," said Matt Zuino, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Baptist Health. "This recognition is well-deserved and a testament to their daily endeavor to provide a safe and healing place for those who come to us seeking care."

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit watchdog organization, assigns letter grades A, B, C, D, or F to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures and their record of patient safety. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

"As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Baptist Health for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "An 'A' Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud."

Go here to see details on The Leapfrog Group website.