Leapfrog Group gives UF Health Shands an “A” safety grade

Courtesy UF Health

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that accesses and reports on safety and quality in ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals, recently recognized UF Health Shands Hospital with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade.

According to a UF Health press release, UF Health Shands received the “A” safety grade for the fall report after receiving the same grade last spring. The report recognizes hospitals that prioritize patient safety and protect patients from preventable errors.

“Our caregivers put a tremendous amount of effort into the work they do and receiving the top grade from Leapfrog reflects that effort,” said Dr. David R. Nelson, senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health. “We will continue to prioritize quality and patient safety at UF Health as we fulfill our mission of promoting health through outstanding and high-quality patient care.”

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The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a grading system that is peer-reviewed, transparent and free to the public. Every fall and spring the grades are updated.

“We are honored to have received an A from Leapfrog once again,” said Dr. Nicole Iovine, chief epidemiologist and interim chief quality officer at UF Health Shands Hospital. “This recognition reflects our commitment to deliver a high level of quality and safety to our patients.”

Click on HospitalSafetyGrade.org for full details about UF Health Shands Hospital’s grade and to see patient tips for staying safe in the hospital.

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