11/16/2022

 

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Licensure

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – (November 16, 2022) -- Holy Cross Health received its fifth consecutive “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the most recent for fall 2022, a national distinction the recognizes achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error.

“This national recognition is a reflection of the commitment we make to the highest quality of patient care,” Mark Doyle, President and CEO of Holy Cross Health, said. “The assigned grade is based on more than 30 national performance measures and the systems we have in place to prevent harm. A fifth consecutive “A” rating means we are diligent, compassionate and consistent in our patient care.”

An independent national watchdog organization, The Leapfrog Group assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals in the U.S. based on national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections and systems in place to for prevention.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Holy Cross Health for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

To see Holy Cross Health's full grade details, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org. Holy Cross Health is located at 4725 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-771-8000 for more information.

 

About Holy Cross Health 

A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Cross Hospital, dba Holy Cross Health, is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross has been recognized for eight Types of Care and ranked #8 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area in U.S. News and World Report's 2022-23 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. Holy Cross Health also encompasses Holy Cross HealthPlex outpatient facility, urgent care centers and more than 40 Holy Cross Medical Group physician practices. To learn more about Holy Cross Health, visit holy-cross.com. Connect @holycrossfl.

 

About The Leapfrog Group 

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Groupis a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Surveyand new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Surveycollect and transparently reporthospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.

 

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