Highlighting AdventHealth’s nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, nine AdventHealth locations were named a Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Hospital Award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.
The safety of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Protecting patients from preventable harm is the cornerstone of The Leapfrog Group’s mission,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “AdventHealth has demonstrated that patient safety is their top priority, and we’re truly pleased to recognize them as a Top Hospital this year. Congratulations to hospital staff at all levels who made this national recognition possible.”
The recent release of Leapfrog’s Fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grades also revealed 74% of AdventHealth hospitals assessed by Leapfrog across the country earned an “A” grade for meeting the highest safety standards in health care. The organization’s consistent excellence in patient safety was recognized last year when Leapfrog granted AdventHealth the Emerald Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Health Care System — the first and only health system to earn the distinction.
“Earning Top Hospital Awards across our system reflects the excellence of our incredible team members who celebrate and champion safety and quality each day for our patients and each other,” said William Scharf, M.D., executive clinical director of quality and safety for AdventHealth. “Keeping people safe throughout their care journey is a key component of our promise to help people feel whole.”
AdventHealth | February 2024