November 07, 2019
Lake City, FL – Lake City Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing Lake City Medical Center’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“This marks the fourth straight ‘A’ achieved by the team at Lake City Medical Center, and it stems from the consistency and excellence of our team.” Rick Naegler, CEO Lake City Medical Center, “I’m proud to be the CEO of this outstanding team of professionals, who take such pride and have a deep rooted culture in patient care and safety. We truly care about our patients and taking care of the citizens in our community and surrounding area.”
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.
Lake City Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see LCMC’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade's site and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.