Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is one of 750 hospitals in the United States that has been awarded an “A” by The Leapfrog Group for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest standards in the nation. The Leapfrog Group, based in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Its Safety Guide assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms among patients for whom they are caring.
“The safety of our patients and their family members is a top priority at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills,” said Gwen Alonso, RN, Chief Nursing Officer. “We are committed to ensuring that the highest standards of patient care and safety are delivered every day. Earning this top rating is a tremendous honor and we will continue to work hard to ensure that we retain it.”
According to Leah Binder, President and CEO for The Leapfrog Group, this is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death such as medical errors, infections, and injuries. Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day, Binder added.
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills was also named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety in 2017 and 2018 by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care.
About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (FHZ) is an award winning 149-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County. It is a proud member of the Adventist Health System, providing a legacy of health and healing for more than 150 years. FHZ has been named One of America’s Best Hospitals for 2018 in heart care; stroke; orthopedics; and patient safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The hospital is also the first in Florida to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. FHZ offers the only comprehensive cardiovascular program in East and Central Pasco County, including open heart surgery and valve repair. Equipped with eight technologically advanced surgical suites, the hospital provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical services including, but not limited to general, orthopedic, endoscopic, gynecology, urology, cardiovascular and robotic procedures. The Women’s Health Center at FHZ provides gynecology, urology, pelvic floor health, obstetrics and breast care through the Simpson Breast Health Center. And, the hospital’s recently renovated ER delivers emergency medical care 24/7 with a fast track suite for minor emergencies. Other programs and services include a Wellness Center, Wellness Spa, Center for Wound Healing, Bone and Joint Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Imaging. To learn more visit FHZeph.org.