November 11, 2014
Tallahassee, FL – Capital Regional Medical Center has again earned an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“We have had a stellar year for accomplishments related to quality and patient safety. These accomplishments are not possible without the hard work and dedication of our employees, physicians and volunteers each and every day,” said Brian Cook, president and chief executive officer at Capital Regional Medical Center.
Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog's Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.
More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in Fall 2014, with about 31 percent receiving an “A” grade. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, with a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades available online.
To see how Capital Regional Medical Center's score compares locally and nationally, visit the newly updated Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Consumers can also go to www.hospitalsafetyscore.org for a free download of the Hospital Safety Score mobile app.