PBGMC Only Hospital in Palm Beach County to Earn “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (October 31, 2017) – By achieving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center receives 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,” said Dianne Goldenberg, hospital CEO. “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 27 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,” said Leah Binder,president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate “A” hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”

To see Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, go to www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information about Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s services, please visit www.pbgmc.com.

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