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CEO Message: Gardens Medical only hospital in county to earn ‘A’ for safety

Mar 2, 2018

By Diane Goldenberg, CEO

By achieving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center received recognition as the only hospital in Palm Beach County to achieve an “A” grade. The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S.

At Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, we continuously strive to maintain the highest standards for patient safety, and it’s gratifying to be recognized for those efforts. I would like to thank all of our co-workers and physicians for their commitment to providing a safe environment and compassionate care to all of our patients.

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The ratings are calculated by top patient safety experts and are fully transparent and free to the public.

Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital. We recognize and appreciate the vigilance and continued dedication to our staff keeping our patients safe.

To see the hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, go to www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

Original Source:
https://palmbeach.floridaweekly.com/articles/gardens-medical-only-hospital-in-county-to-earn-a-for-safety/

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