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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Fall safety grades issued to national hospitals, Ocala hospital receives an ‘A’

After a recent safety evaluation of national hospitals for the fall, one Ocala hospital has received an ‘A’ grade.

West Marion Community Hospital (4600 SW 46th Court) recently received an ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog Group for the organization’s fall hospital safety evaluation.

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West Marion Community Hospital

Leapfrog Group is an independent national organization that assigns safety grades (A, B, C, D, or F) to general hospitals across the country based on more than thirty national performance measures such as: errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and the systems those hospitals have in place to prevent harm to patients.

According to Leapfrog, West Marion Community Hospital has seen recent safety improvements. The hospital was issued a ‘C’ in 2020 for both the spring and fall grades, followed by a ‘B’ in the spring of 2021.

Earlier this year, West Marion Community Hospital began construction on a new 36-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit that will add more than 40,600 square feet of new space dedicated to inpatient rehabilitation services.

Leapfrog also issued ‘B’ grades to AdventHealth Ocala (1500 SW 1st Avenue) and Ocala Regional Medical Center (1431 SW 1st Avenue), which was an improvement over previous evaluations from the organization.

AdventHealth was issued a ‘D’ in the spring of 2019, and improved to a ‘B’ for every grade since the fall of 2019.

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AdventHealth Ocala

Ocala Regional Medical Center was previously issued seven consecutive ‘C’ grades from spring 2018 to spring 2021.

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Ocala Regional Medical Center

In June, AdventHealth opened a Centra Care for non-life threatening medical care at 3708 SW College Road. AdventHealth has also broken ground on a new Ocala care pavilion which will be located at 3949 SW College Road (formerly the site of a BMW, Volkswagen, and Porsche dealership).

Last year, Ocala Regional Medical Center was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 cardiovascular hospitals.

For more information, or to view full grade details, visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website.