By Baptist Health
|National safety organization awards highest rating to four adult hospitals in the system.|
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center Beaches and Baptist Medical Center Nassau all received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for providing the highest level of safety in patient care. Considered the gold standard measure of patient safety, the scores were awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in health systems.
“Each and every day, patients and their loved ones entrust us with their safety, which is a privilege we don’t take lightly,” said Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “We know patients have a choice when it comes to their health care and our team members strive to make patients and their families feel safe and supported with every interaction.”
The Leapfrog Group’s grading system is a tool available to patients and their families to help assess the safety of the hospital they are choosing for their care.
The rating takes into consideration:
Process measures (how a hospital gives patients a recommended treatment, including the responsiveness of hospital staff)
Structural measures (the environment where patients receive care)
Outcomes measures (what happens to a patient while receiving care)
Letter grades of “A” through “F” are assigned to hospitals across the country using calculations based on more than 30 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), combined with supplemental information Baptist Health voluntarily submits for the overall score.
Newly opened Baptist Medical Center Clay, the fifth adult hospital in the system, will be eligible for evaluation by The Leapfrog Group in 2024. The current distinction recognizes adult hospitals; the organization has a separate evaluation process for children’s hospitals.
To learn more about Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About Baptist HealthBaptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Clay; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated regional hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida; and Baptist Home Health Care by BAYADA. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care, which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit baptistjax.com.