December 14, 2020
Largo, FL – Largo Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing Largo Medical Center’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“Despite the global pandemic that we are faced with today, the caregivers at Largo Medical Center have remained focused on providing safe healthcare to our community. We are grateful to receive an ‘A’ and provide the assurance that care should not be delayed due to the extra precautions we have in place through collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)” stated Adam Rudd, CEO of Largo Medical Center.
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Largo Medical Center. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.
Largo Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see Largo Medical Center’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.