Tampa, FL – Memorial Hospital of Tampa has been awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Memorial Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based upon their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“This high ranking achievement is yet another objective, third party recognition of the high quality of care provided here at Memorial Hospital of Tampa,” said Sonia Wellman, CEO of Memorial Hospital. “We have been laser focused on patient safety and quality. I am very proud of our staff’s commitment to putting our patients first and constantly improving the care we provide.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Memorial Hospital of Tampa that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
Memorial Hospital of Tampa was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Memorial Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
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. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 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.