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Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Carrollwood and Florida Hospital North Pinellas Earns an ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety
Date:5/10/2016

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Carrollwood and Florida Hospital North Pinellas all earned an ‘A’ grade for patient safety in the April 2016 hospital safety score. The new hospital safety scores, which assign A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.

“Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for our patients. This A rating from Leapfrog recognizes the high level of care and incredible dedication our physicians and staff deliver every day,” said Denyse Bales-Chubb, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D, and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. Florida Hospital Carrollwood also received an A, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

“At Florida Hospital Carrollwood, we are dedicated to providing the very best in patient care in an environment dedicated to safety,” said Joe Johnson, President & CEO of Florida Hospital Carrollwood. “We are incredibly proud of our team’s commitment to excellence, and receiving an ‘A’ grade is a testament to their hard work.”

The score is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections: C, diff and MRSA. For the sixth consecutive semester, Florida Hospital North Pinellas earned an ‘A’ grade.

“We pride ourselves on delivering excellent patient care every day at Florida Hospital North Pinellas,” said Karen Owensby, Interim CEO and Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer. “Receiving an A grade for the sixth consecutive semester confirms we are providing the safest care to our community.”

To learn more about your hospital’s full score and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit http://www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

"Avoidable deaths in hospitals should be the number one concern of our health care leaders. Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ from Leapfrog are leaders in saving lives, and we commend them and urge their continued vigilance,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Hospital Safety Score, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

About Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a 120-bed acute care facility that specializes in providing comprehensive medical services to community residents in the northern Tampa Bay region. Awarded by the Florida Hospital Association for Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety, the hospital is a member of the West Florida Region of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System. Florida Hospital Carrollwood offers exceptional spine, orthopedic and bariatric surgical services, as well as ER, Cardiology, and Wound Healing services in an environment focused on Christian compassion and an inspired approach to healthcare. For more information, please visit fhcarrollwood.org.

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a 168-bed, full-service hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, emergency medicine, orthopedics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Florida Hospital North Pinellas has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, and The Leapfrog Group, for excellence in providing quality patient care. Florida Hospital North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of West Central Florida. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHNorthPinellas.com.

About Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is an 83 all-private bed hospital. Built from the ground-up, this full-service community hospital features expert staff, specialty design and state-of-the art technology built for better patient care. The hospital features state of the art imaging and surgical equipment, much of it first in the region. Services include an emergency department, cardiac care, vascular surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, women’s services and gynecology, obstetrics, urology and nephrology, outpatient imaging, outpatient physical and occupational therapy, The Center for Women’s Health and a free-standing Health & Wellness Center. The hospital’s Wellness Plaza also houses offices for primary care and specialty physicians. Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel announced a major expansion that will add more inpatient rooms, emergency rooms and surgical suites. Construction begins in summer of 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in December of 2016. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading, not-for-profit health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, please visit http://www.FHWesleyChapel.org.

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