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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Safety first: AdventHealth Ocala earns ‘A’ grade

AdventHealth Ocala has received an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that upholds the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers across the country.

This national distinction celebrates AdventHealth Ocala’s achievements in protecting their patients from preventable harm and medical errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

AdventHealth Ocala A safety grade (Spring 2023)
AdventHealth Ocala’s staff members proudly pose for a picture after receiving an ‘A’ safety grade from The Leapfrog Group (Photo: AdventHealth Ocala)

“As healthcare providers, our top priority is always the safety of our patients. We are proud to have received an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, highlighting our commitment to protecting our patients,” stated Erika Skula, president and CEO of AdventHealth Ocala.

“This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our team members, who provide exceptional care in the face of great challenges like the pandemic. We thank The Leapfrog Group for their recognition and will continue to prioritize patient safety in all that we do,” added Skula.

In addition to AdventHealth Ocala, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital were also awarded ‘A’ safety grades by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national organization that assigns safety grades (A, B, C, D, or F) to general hospitals across the country. These grades are based on more than 30 national performance measures that include 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.

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

AdventHealth Ocala is a 385-bed full-service community hospital located at 1500 SW 1st Avenue in Ocala. For more information, visit AdventHealth Ocala’s website.