North Shore Medical Center Earns “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeOct 30, 2017
Miami, Fla. (October 31, 2017) – By achieving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, North Shore Medical Center receives recognition as one of the safest hospitals in the United States. The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. North Shore Medical Center was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the country.
“At North Shore Medical Center, our staff is always working to maintain the highest standards for patient safety, and it is an honor to be recognized for those efforts,” said Manny Linares, hospital CEO. “I would like to thank our entire hospital personnel for their commitment to providing a safe environment and compassionate care to all of our patients.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 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.
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of North Shore Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
To see North Shore Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, go to www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information about North Shore Medical Center’s services, please visit https: www.northshoremedical.com.