fbpx
Home Health Memorial Earns All “A”s in National Hospital Safety Rankings

Memorial Earns All “A”s in National Hospital Safety Rankings

Five hospitals within the Memorial Healthcare System each earned an “A” grade in a national ranking of safety at general, acute-care hospitals. It’s the second consecutive period that all the Memorial facilities reviewed received the highest possible ranking in the “Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide,” a respected source that includes data from more than 2,500 hospitals.

The facilities – Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital Miramar – were each given a composite score of “A” based on 27 different, nationally-reported patient safety measures that indicate how well hospitals protect patients from preventable errors, injuries and infections. Among hospitals within 100 miles of Hollywood, just 10 earned “A” grades in the Spring 2018 rankings, with Memorial’s five facilities accounting for half that total.

Additionally, Memorial Hospital Miramar is among an elite group of only 49 hospitals in the United States to earn Leapfrog’s top grade in every rating period since 2012.

“While it’s hard enough to achieve a single ‘A’ grade, it’s even harder to maintain it,” said Erica Mobley, Director of Operations for The Leapfrog Group.  “To repeat outstanding patient safety performance requires organizational commitment, leadership buy-in, thoughtful processes and good communication.  It also requires vigilance – a focused mindfulness around making sure that patients and their safety really do come first when they enter your hospital’s doors.”

According to Leapfrog, hospital errors, accidents, injuries and infections are collectively the third-leading cause of death in the United States.

The organization is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that aims to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.   The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public at www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. Updated rankings are released each spring and fall. Pediatric hospitals are reviewed separately.

“This level of outstanding performance can only be achieved by having an unwavering commitment to our patients and their safety, as well as a culture that empowers doctors and staff to always do the right thing for our patients and their families,” said Memorial Healthcare System Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Stanley Marks, MD, FACS. “This achievement shows how Memorial’s leadership and clinical teams successfully align, communicate, and deliver a patient experience rated among the safest in the country.”

For more information, visit mhs.net.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

142 Additional Public Parking Spots Now Available in Downtown Hollywood Area

FIRM Realty recently announced that City Parking, one of the fastest-growing privately held parking management firms in the United States, has leased...
video

Hollywood Business Owners Share Their Culture Through Custom Clothing, Jewelry and Home Decor

Karina Sanchez and Anne Quingora are moms from Mexico who launched Kante Décor, a Hollywood based business that shares custom, one of...

8,700 Square-Foot Health Care Facility Opening on Hollywood Boulevard January 2020

Sanitas Medical Center has announced plans to open a new 8,700 square foot health care facility at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard in the...

Anthony Collins Named South Broward High School’s New Football Coach

The South Broward High School football team has new coach. Anthony Collins is hoping to lead the Bulldogs to success.

$25,000 Renovation Grants Available to Hollywood Businesses

Hollywood business owners who want to improve the outside appearance of their properties may be able to receive up to $25,000 to...