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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Earns An “A” in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

Nov 8, 2019

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center receives an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospitals commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care.

The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one. The Leapfrog Group assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is the only hospital in Palm Beach County to receive an “A” five consecutive times (2017-2019).  

“This rating recognizes our continuous commitment to placing safety at the forefront of our patients’ care,” said Teresa Urquhart, Chief Executive Officer, for Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is proud to be recognized five consecutive times by the Leapfrog Group with its top grade for patient safety, which demonstrates our commitment to providing safe, high-quality 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. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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