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Cleveland Clinic Florida Rated “A” for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group

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April 12, 2017
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Arlene Allen-Mitchell (954) 659-5028 / allena@ccf.org
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Cleveland Clinic Florida Rated “A” for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group
 
 
WESTON, Fla. – April, 12, 2017 – Cleveland Clinic Florida has been named a top hospital for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington DC based non-profit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the US healthcare system.  Cleveland Clinic Florida earned an “A” in Leapfrog Group’s most recent update to the Hospital Safety Grades released in April 2017.  The hospital received the rating for its commitment to eliminating errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.
 
 “This recognition is evidence of our collective efforts to make compassionate care and patient safety our number one priority,” said Wael Barsoum, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Florida.  “Along with the US News & World Report ranking as the #1 hospital in South Florida, this further confirms our conviction that quality and patient safety are among the key ingredients to being a premier hospital.” 


 
“The Leapfrog recognition can be directly attributed to the hard work and dedication of Cleveland Clinic Florida’s caregivers and our efforts to implement uniform safety measures that enhance the quality of the care we provide,” said Dianne King, Senior Director of Quality.  “We are proud of this recognition and share it will all of our caregivers who work hard every day to achieve our patient safety goals.”
 
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. Hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
 
 
About Cleveland Clinic Florida
Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Parkland, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has 255 physicians with expertise in 55 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked #1 among the best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and fifth in Florida in US News & World Report’s 2016-2017 ranking of Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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