Fort Lauderdale, FL – Holy Cross Health was awarded an ‘A’in thefall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade,a national distinctionrecognizing Holy Cross Health's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“Above all, we are focused on quality and safety,” said Holy Cross President and CEO Mark Doyle. “I am so proud that Leapfrog recognizes our strong commitment in serving the community with a Grade A rating. Our team does a tremendous job, particularly this year navigating through the COVID crisis, and they should be commended for that. Our continued focus will be to sustain our ‘A’ in years to come.”
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Holy Cross Health. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.
Holy Cross Health was awarded an ‘A’ grade when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see Holy Cross Health's full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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