The latest hospital safety grades are out today and once again Doctors Hospital of Sarasota earned an "A" rating. This is the 11th consecutive time the hospital has earned an "A" grade for keeping patients safe. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, released the safety grades. The group assigns A, B, C, D or F grades to hospitals around the country based on their performance in preventing medical mistakes and infections.
"Our entire team is dedicated to providing the best and safest care to every patient. It is part of our culture and what we do every day. I thank all our nurses, physicians and care teams for their hard work and commitment," said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.
The Leapfrog Group uses publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to hospitals twice per year. The goal is to give patients and their families more information to protect themselves from injuries, accidents and infections.