October 24, 2013
Hudson, FL – Once again, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has earned the top “A” Safe Hospital Score from the Leapfrog Group. The score is derived from Leapfrog’s key questions and publicly reported data, allowing for the comparison of hospital safety performance.
“This continued high ranking is yet another objective, third party recognition of the high quality of care provided here at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point,” said Shayne George, CEO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. “We are very proud of our staff’s effort to ensure our patients receive the safest hospital experience possible, in a patient centered environment each and every day.”
A blue ribbon panel of the nation’s top patient safety experts provides guidance to The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, to develop the Hospital Safety Score. The Hospital Safety Score is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.
“A” scores were awarded to for-profit hospitals, not-for-profits and public hospitals throughout the nation. Not all hospitals earned an “A”. The Hospital Safety Score exclusively measures safety – meaning errors, accidents, and infections.
To see the full report go to www.HospitalSafetyScore.org