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Lee Health hospitals earn “A” grades

By LEE HEALTH - | Jan 5, 2021

For the fourth straight report card, all of Lee Health’s adult acute care hospitals earned the highest national marks for safe care. Recently, The Leapfrog Group announced its fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grades, awarding Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital each “A” grades.

The Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

Since 2000, The Leapfrog Group has promoted improved health care safety, quality and affordability in the United States through a commitment to transparency. The non-profit organization releases its hospital safety grades twice a year, rating hospitals on 27 measures of safety data. Only 34 percent of the over 2,600 acute care hospitals graded received an “A.” To earn a top grade, hospitals must receive a raw score of at least 3.159.

The week before, Leapfrog recognized HealthPark Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida as among 103 Top Hospitals in the U.S.