Contact: Ernestine Williams
Jupiter Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in
Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
JUPITER, FLA. (November 8, 2018) — Jupiter Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from
The Leapfrog Group in its release of the Fall 2018
Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes Jupiter Medical Center’s outstanding
success in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety
standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization
committed to improving health care quality and safety.
The organization assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the
country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections
and other harms among patients in their care.
“This designation gives our community confidence in the care that
we provide – it validates the time, energy and effort that our team
puts forth on a daily basis to ensure the quality of care that we provide,
as well as the safety and well-being of our patients,” said Don
McKenna, president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center.
“Our board of trustees, medical staff, quality teams, nurses and
administrators implement and monitor safety initiatives, design quality
measurement systems, and review daily practices and procedures to meet
and exceed rigorous safety benchmarks.”
“It takes it takes an unwavering commitment to medical excellence
in all areas of care to achieve this recognition,” said Robert J.
Stilley, chairman of the Jupiter Medical Center Board of Trustees. “I
congratulate everyone at Jupiter Medical Center for their steadfast dedication
to creating a safe environment for our patients.”
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. hospitals twice per year. The
Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent,
and the results are free to the public.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like
Jupiter Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking
provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals,
to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,”
said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals
that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their
efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Jupiter Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded
an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Jupiter Medical Center’s
full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the
hospital, please visit
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 1,650 team members,
637 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to
perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction.
For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234
or visit www.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.