For nationally recognized achievements in quality and patient safety
BRANDON, Florida (December 20, 2019) – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Brandon Regional Hospital has been named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely recognized as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.
The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers, focused on healthcare safety and quality. This latest recognition follows Brandon Regional Hospital’s ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade announced in both Spring 2019 and Fall 2019, also awarded by The Leapfrog Group.
“We are extremely proud of this national recognition as a Top Teaching Hospital, said Bland Eng, Chief Executive Officer. “It is a reflection of the commitment our caregivers bring each day to providing the highest quality care to our patients, and the hospital’s expanding focus on clinical education and training to support future and current physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.”
About 2,100 hospitals were considered for the award, with Brandon Regional Hospital receiving a Top Teaching distinction, the only Tampa Bay area hospital to do so. A total of 120 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
· 10 Top Children’s Hospitals
· 37 Top General Hospitals
· 18 Top Rural Hospitals
· 55 Top Teaching Hospitals
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the aware, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors, as defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“We are pleased to recognize Brandon Regional Hospital as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the Greater Brandon area communities. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.”
About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital is a 422-bed Statutory Teaching Hospital that is nationally ranked as a Top 100 Hospital by IBM Watson, a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital in COPD and Heart Failure and a Leapfrog Group ‘A’ ranked for patient safety. The hospital offers a number of specialty services including the Heart & Vascular Center, The Pediatric Center, The Women’s Center, which includes the Baby Suites and 22 bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and the Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Center. It is part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems.
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 frm errors, injuries, accidents and infections.