Sarasota, Fl — When a patient comes to Doctors Hospital of Sarasota they know they are going to one of the safest hospitals in the country. Today, the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that tracks safety, released new hospital safety grades. Doctors Hospital of Sarasota earned an ‘A” grade again. This is the eighth consecutive time the hospital has earned an ‘A” rating.

“We have a culture here that puts patient safety and quality first. Our team works very hard, each day and with every patient and visitor to make sure we are delivering on that commitment,” said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

According to The Leapfrog Group, the hospital earned an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The group assigns A, B, C, D or F letter grades to hospitals based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm to patients. It uses 27 measures of hospital safety data to assign grades and hospitals are ranked twice a year.

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota also recently 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.