Palm Beach Gardens Receives an A for Patient Safety 2018Nov 8, 2018
Palm Beach County, Fla. November 8, 2018 – Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is an ‘A’ rated hospital from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. This is the third straight year Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center receives an “A” rating.
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. 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.
“Our hospital has demonstrated its commitment to our patients and our community,” said Teresa Urquhart, interim chief executive officer at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “I want to congratulate the team at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for its continued focus on safety excellence.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Palm Beach Gardens that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
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, and the results are free to the public.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.