Baptist Health hospitals score straight A's in national safety survey

Baptist Health South Florida hospitals earn top scores by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing full public disclosure of hospital performance.
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June 11, 2012 - PRLog -- CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Baptist Health South Florida hospitals across the board scored a perfect “A” in the first-ever report card on patient safety issued by The Leapfrog Group, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to provide full public disclosure of hospital performance.
   “This is an excellent independent verification of the quality of care at Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals,” said Brian E. Keeley, Baptist’s president and CEO.  “All members of the staffs are to be congratulated for their unceasing dedication to patient care and safety and to making the right decisions for patients.”
   Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital and Homestead Hospital were included in the survey.  West Kendall Baptist Hospital opened in 2011 and is too new to be included, while Mariner’s Hospital and other critical access hospitals were not eligible for the survey.
   In all, The Leapfrog Group gave A grades to nine Miami-Dade hospitals, B’s to two hospitals, C’s to four hospitals and D or F grades to five others.
   Baptist Health was the only multi-hospital system in the county to receive all A’s, each scoring between 3.26 and 3.66 on a numeric sale.  The highest score among the 2,652 hospitals surveyed across the United States was 3.94, while the mean score was 2.70.  Nationally, almost half the hospitals surveyed – 1,243 – received grades of C or less.
   The Hospital Safety Score incorporates data from 26 measures of hospital performance, from deaths among surgical inpatients, to falls and trauma, to training and systems, to infection and hand hygiene.
   The Leapfrog Group is an independent national not-for-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits that strives to make giant “leaps” forward in the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare in the United States by promoting transparency and value-based hospital incentives.  More information on the survey is available at:
About Baptist Health
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Doctors Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Mariners Hospital in Tavernier and a variety of outpatient locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.
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