When you go to the hospital you trust that you will be well cared for and safe. Today, the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that tracks safety in hospitals, released new safety grades. Doctors Hospital of Sarasota once again earned an "A" grade. This is the ninth consecutive time the hospital has earned an "A" rating.
According to The Leapfrog Group, the rating system focuses on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Doctors Hospital of Sarasota earned an "A" for its efforts in protecting patients from these harms. The group assigns A, B, C, D or F letter grades to hospitals.
"We are committed to providing exceptional care to every patient, every day. We have an excellent reputation for safety and quality and I thank our dedicated team for their compassionate and safe care they provide for our community," said Doctors Hospital of Sarasota CEO, Robert Meade.
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota also earned five stars from the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality. Five stars is the highest rating a hospital can receive and only five hospitals in the state of Florida earned five stars. The overall star rating is based on 57 different quality measures.