Largo Medical Center, once again, is awarded an 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2019. This is a national distinction recognizing the hospital's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. LMC earned the award in Spring 2019 as well. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care 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 all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
"Receiving this distinction once again continues to show how each team member at Largo Medical Center is dedicated to putting patients first," said Adam Rudd, Largo Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer.
"'A' hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error," said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "It takes genuine commitment at every level - from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors - and we congratulate the teams who have worked 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.