Baptist Medical Center Beaches receives highest mark in patient safety from national rating agency

Hospital earns highest “A” grade for quality of care.

Jacksonville, FL

Baptist Medical Center Beaches is top of the class for patient safety according to a national organization's latest rating. Baptist Beaches received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021, which recognizes the hospital's achievements in providing the highest level of quality and safety.

This is the sixth consecutive time that Baptist Beaches has received an "A" rating from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization committed to health care quality and safety.

"Patient safety is an integral part of the culture at Baptist Beaches," said Joe Mitrick, FACHE, hospital president. "This 'A' grade is a testament to the team's continued commitment to providing safe, high-quality of care for our community."

Baptist Medical Center South and Baptist Medical Center Nassau also received "A" ratings from the organization.

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, which helps consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

"An 'A' Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "I thank the leadership and workforce of Baptist Beaches for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times."

Go here to see details on The Leapfrog Group website.