Parrish Medical Center Earns Straight-As in Patient Safety

The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, this week announced new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and Parrish Medical Center once again earned an “A.” PMC has achieved straight-A grades since the inception of the Safety Grade in 2012, and is one of only 63 hospitals nationwide to attain this honor.

“I am incredibly proud of the impeccable and sustained safety record achieved by our talented and dedicated team of care partners,” said George Mikitarian, President /CEO, Parrish Medical Center. “Patients at Parrish Medical Center can rest assured that they are being cared for in one of the safest hospitals in the nation.”

“Straight ‘A’ hospitals are a rare breed. Not only do they achieve the highest national standards for safety, but they consistently maintain that level of excellence,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That means that they put the well-being of their patients first, every hour of every day, year after year. We are proud to recognize that tireless commitment.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see PMC’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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