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Flagler Health + Flagler Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for Hospital Safety by The Leapfrog Group

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Flagler Health + Flagler Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for Hospital Safety by The Leapfrog Group

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., November 11, 2021 – Flagler Health + Flagler Hospital received an “A” grade in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing UF Health Flagler Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Grades are released in the spring and fall; this is the hospital’s second “A” rating this year. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“To be recognized once more for our dedication to patient safety in one of the most challenging times in our history is a true testament to our incredible staff,” stated Flagler Health + President and CEO Jason Barrett. “Providing quality – and safe – patient care is our highest priority in any given year, but it is particularly meaningful as our team members have risen to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are honored to once again be recognized by The Leapfrog Group for our excellence in ensuring the highest level of safety for our patients.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Flagler Health + Flagler Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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