HCA Florida North Florida Hospital (NFH) received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the seventh consecutive time.
The national distinction celebrates NFH’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“Our continued focus on safety and quality in patient care is verified by our 7th consecutive Leapfrog Grade ‘A,’ and it’s something our team is incredibly proud of,” said C. Eric Lawson, chief executive officer of HCA Florida NFH. “This rating speaks strongly to our culture—a culture of safety and quality, but also a culture of caring for our patients like family. Congratulations to our team for their 7th ‘A’ rating, and thank you for always putting the patient at the center of our care.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals in the United States.
The organization is based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients.
“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 continuously evaluate their performance to protect patients best. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
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.
Visit the Hospital Grade Safety to see HCA Florida NFH’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital.