Orange Park, FL – Orange Park Medical Center received an “A” grade in the patient safety survey released by the independent Leapfrog Group last week. An “A” is the highest score attainable, showcasing Orange Park’s heightened focus and proven outcomes regarding patient safety and quality.
“Our staff has worked diligently to ensure we are exceeding some of the most stringent safety standards,” said Chad Patrick, CEO of Orange Park Medical Center. “To receive this rating on the heels of earning the Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and consistently being named a Joint Commission Top Performer just shows how we continue to excel in terms of quality and safety.”
The Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall safety performance.
The score includes a list of weighted measures, such as the number of patients who develop severe pressure ulcers, have surgical objects left inside their body cavities or develop postoperative pulmonary emboli. They also take into consideration the frequency with which the hospital employs best practices to prevent pneumonia, infections or other complications.
The Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group is an independent, national nonprofit founded more than a decade ago by leading employers and private health-care experts.