December 14, 2020
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota has earned another ‘A’ rating for patient safety. The ‘A’ grade comes from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, which assigns letter grades to all hospitals. It gives the awards twice a year based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections to patients.
“The COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges, but safety has always been our main focus. This is the 13th time in a row our caregivers have earned this ‘A’ grade, which is a significant achievement. I am extremely proud of our entire team for the work they do every day to keep our patients, fellow caregivers, and community safe,” said Robert Meade, CEO.
“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 Doctors Hospital of Sarasota...”
The safety grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. The group uses publicly reported hospital safety data to assign the grades.