May 20, 2015
Trinity, Spring Hill, Hudson, Florida – Medical Center of Trinity, Oak Hill Hospital and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point have been recognized with an“A” safety score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the ABCD or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patients’ safety.
“Earning an ‘A’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that our hospital continues to strive for excellence,” said Leigh Massengill, CEO, Medical Center of Trinity. “This demonstrates that the three hospitals in our Pasco-Hernando Area value patient safety. This is one more indication that we are‘walking the walk’ in fulfilling its mission, vision and values,” she added.
Several HCA hospitals received an “A” rating demonstrating that Tampa Bay’s largest health system focuses on making hospitals safe for its patients. To see the hospitals’ scores as they compare nationally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.HospitalSafetyScore.org, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during the hospital stay.
According to The Leapfrog Group, “The Hospital Safety Score is one piece of information you should use when planning a hospital stay.” They add that they also provide some of the scenarios where the Hospital Safety Score can help a patient make the right decision:
- Knowing where to go for an emergency
- Scheduling a high risk or potentially life-threatening surgery
- Preparing to have a baby
- If someone in the family is suffering from a life-threatening illness that could require immediate or consistent hospital care to be sure that the hospital you’re going to is safe.
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.