Jupiter, FL April 18, 2017 – Jupiter Medical Center today announced that it once again received an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group for its continued commitment to upholding the highest levels of safety for patients. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, just released the new spring 2017 Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Jupiter Medical Center’s world-class patient safety outcomes for the fourth consecutive time. Jupiter Medical Center was the only hospital in Palm Beach and Martin counties to receive an ‘A’ in the spring 2017 grades.
“In an environment where consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their health care choices, I am particularly proud of the excellence that the team at Jupiter Medical Center has consistently shown in the area of patient safety,” said John D. Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We hold ourselves to the highest standards and this recognition from The Leapfrog Group confirms that.”
Jupiter Medical Center is the only hospital in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties to currently maintain both an ‘A’ rating and a 4-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This stellar record is the product of the combined efforts of the entire Jupiter Medical Center team and the hospital’s culture of quality, transparency and innovation.
“This recognition gives our community confidence in the care they will receive here,” said Steven Seeley, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at Jupiter Medical Center. “It takes continuous vigilance to provide excellent outcomes for patients. The administration, medical staff, nurses and quality teams implement and monitor safety initiatives, design quality measurement systems, and review daily practices and procedures to meet and exceed rigorous safety benchmarks.”
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice each year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts and is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Jupiter Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,600 team members, 615 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10% of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit Jupitermed.com.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.