TAMPA – (May 15, 2019) – Memorial Hospital of Tampa has been awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Memorial Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. 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, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients in their care.
“We are delighted that we have been recognized with this ‘A’ rating for a second consecutive period by a third-party agency. It is especially gratifying to know that our efforts at making Memorial Hospital of Tampa the South Tampa Hospital of Choice are being recognized,” said Sonia Wellman, CEO.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Memorial Hospital of Tampa’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
Attached Photo: Sonia Wellman, CEO
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.
About Memorial Hospital of Tampa
Located in the heart of South Tampa, Memorial Hospital of Tampa is the only South Tampa hospital to earn the Leapfrog Group’s highest Patient Safety Score of ‘A’, recognizing the success of their efforts in patient safety. The hospital has been laser focused on providing the highest quality, advanced care to the community since they were acquired by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and recently acquired a second campus in Town-n-Country. Memorial Hospital is a full-service, 384-bed, 24-hour Emergency Care facility staffed by over 400 physicians and providing state-of-the-art capabilities and best-in-class destination services designed to meet the unique needs of our community. These include minimally invasive Robotic Surgery Systems, Bariatric (weight loss) and Pelvic Floor Surgery, Orthopedic and Spine Care, Hyperbaric Wound Care, and Advanced Cardiac Imaging. At the Tampa Community Hospital site, services include a 24/7 full-service ER, Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health and The Oasis, an inpatient substance abuse program. For more information, visit our website at www.MemorialHospitalTampa.com or Like Us on Facebook.