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Baptist Medical Center Nassau earns top mark for patient safety

For the sixth time in a row, the Leapfrog Group recognizes Baptist Nassau for top performance in health care safety.

Jacksonville, FL

Baptist Medical Center Nassau earned an ‘A’ rating in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, joining the top third of more than 2,600 evaluated health care systems selected to receive the highest achievement possible for protecting patient safety. This is the sixth consecutive time Baptist Nassau has received an ‘A’ safety rating.

“Protecting the health, safety and well-being of our patients and the community is our No. 1 priority,” said Ed Hubel, FACHE, hospital president of Baptist Nassau. “This recognition shows how dedicated our team members and physicians are to meeting the highest safety standards possible. Our patients depend on us to follow and exceed these standards every day.”

Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign an ‘A - F’ letter grade to acute-care hospitals across the United States. The grade incorporates metrics such as infection, error and accident rates to assess health systems for patient safety, helping consumers and their families make the safest choice for care possible.

Baptist Beaches, Baptist Jacksonville and Baptist South also received ‘A’ ratings, making Baptist Health a ‘straight A’ system for the second consecutive time.

“As we faced unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, our system remained committed to maintaining the highest level of patient safety,” said David Rice, MD, senior vice president, chief medical officer and chief quality officer for Baptist Health. “Our dedication to providing consistent, cutting-edge care using all available protective measures will continue to reassure patients that their safety comes before all else.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of American health care. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.