Safety Watchdog Recognizes PMC
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. healthcare system, were announced yesterday by The
Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.
Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has again earned its ‘A’ grade.
PMC has earned an ‘A’ grade for patient safety in every grading
period since The LeapFrog initiated the grading system in 2012. This makes
PMC one of only 133 hospitals (out of more than 5,000 hospitals) in the
nation and one of 15 in the state of Florida to have consistently earned
an ‘A’ grade since 2012.
“This latest recognition of our impeccable patient safety record
continues to be a reflection of our dedicated team and our unwavering
commitment to placing quality and safe care above all else,” said
George Mikitarian, President/CEO, Parrish Medical Center.
“Avoidable deaths in hospitals should be the number one concern
of our healthcare 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
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. It 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,
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and MRSA.
To see PMC’s full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for
patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org
or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook.
Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app
for Apple and Android devices.