Doctors Hospital of Sarasota October 28, 2015

Sarasota, FL - Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is pleased to announce that they have earned an “A” Safe Hospital Score from Leapfrog Group, for the second year in a row. The score is derived from Leapfrog’s key questions and publicly reported data, allowing for the comparison of hospital safety performance nationally.

“At Doctors Hospital, we strive to provide the highest quality of care and patient safety for our community, all while saving lives and reducing complication rates. This distinction is a direct payoff of the collaboration of physicians and clinical teams who continue to implement and improve the safety measures in place,” said hospital President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Meade. A blue ribbon panel of the nation’s top patient safety experts provides guidance to The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, to develop the Hospital Safety Score. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. Scores were awarded to for-profit hospitals, not-for-profits and public hospitals throughout the nation. Not all hospitals earned an “A”. The Hospital Safety Score exclusively measures safety – meaning errors, accidents, and infections.

To see the full report go to www.HospitalSafetyScore.org