Baptist Health hospitals receive high safety grades from national organization

Three adult hospitals received an “A” grade.

Jacksonville, FL

Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Baptist Medical Center South all received a “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in health systems.

The letter grade scoring systems created by The Leapfrog Group are available for patients and their loved ones to assess safety of hospitals they may choose for care.

To calculate the grade, The Leapfrog Group uses 22 national patient safety measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), combined with supplemental information Baptist Health voluntarily submits for the overall score.

The rating takes into consideration:

  • Process measures (how a hospital gives treatment including responsiveness of hospital staff)
  • Structural measures (the environment where patients receive care)
  • Outcomes measures (what happens to a patient while receiving care)

“We know patients have a choice of where to receive care in Northeast Florida,” said Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “At Baptist Health, patients always come first. That means not only an excellent experience, but a safe experience as well. We are proud that safety is always at the forefront of our minds, in every patient interaction.”

To learn more about Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, visit