Flagler Hospital gets safety grade of ‘A’ from Leapfrog Group

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Flagler Hospital received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Flagler Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

“Providing quality — and safe — patient care is our highest priority,” said Carlton DeVooght, president and CEO of Flagler Health+. “Thanks to our hard-working and dedicated staff, we are consistently reaching that goal. The standards for patient safety throughout Flagler Health+ are high because it is what our patients deserve. Only through our team’s unwavering commitment can we deliver what is recognized to be some of the nation’s safest health care standards.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see Flagler Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, go to HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

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