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Monday, January 16, 2023

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, HCA Florida West Marion Hospital awarded ‘A’ safety grade

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital were both recently awarded an ‘A’ safety grade from The Leapfrog Group following an evaluation of general hospitals across the country.

This national distinction celebrates both hospitals’ achievements in protecting their patients from preventable harm and medical errors.

“Our caregiver’s continued dedication to quality care have earned our hospitals an ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group,” said Chad Christianson, CEO of HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital. “This designation is an honor to receive, as it reflects the devotion to our patients and our community. We’re proud (to) provide safe, best in class healthcare to the greater Ocala community we serve.”

The 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 30 national performance measures such as errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and the systems those hospitals have in place to prevent harm to patients.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program that is based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. The grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

HCA Florida Healthcare includes over 450 affiliated sites of care across the state, including HCA Florida Ocala Hospital (1431 SW 1st Avenue in Ocala) and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital (4600 SW 46th Court in Ocala). For more information, visit the HCA Florida Healthcare website.

To view the full grade details for HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital, or to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide website.