Baptist Medical Center Nassau receives an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Baptist Nassau is one of only 832 hospitals in U.S. to receive highest grade
May 21, 2019 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Medical Center Nassau received an “A” for patient safety, the highest grade, in the spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This the third consecutive time Baptist Nassau received the designation, which recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards.
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades today. Only 32% of graded hospitals in the nation were awarded an “A” for their commitment to health care quality and safety.
“Our ‘A’ rating shows our strong commitment to patient safety and providing the highest level of quality medical care possible. From the time we opened our doors 25 years ago, our team has treated patients as they would their own family members,” said Hospital President Ed Hubel, FACHE. “It is because of our dedicated team that we received our ‘A’ rating and our goal is to continue to perform at the highest level at all times.”
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center Beaches also received an “A” grade.
“Our health care teams are dedicated to following strict safety and quality protocols at every step throughout the patient’s journey,” said David Rice, MD, senior vice president and chief quality officer of Baptist Health. “We emphasize and cultivate a culture of safety every single day.”
The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent to the public.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
In addition to the Leapfrog grade, Baptist Nassau also received a Press Ganey award for being among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for patient satisfaction.
To see Baptist Health’s full Leapfrog grade or to learn more, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.