Jupiter Medical Center received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade
for the seventh consecutive time from nationally respected watchdog organization,
The Leapfrog Group. The top rating is awarded only to those hospitals
across the country committed to the highest national standards of patient safety.
JUPITER, Fla. (November 10, 2021) – For the seventh consecutive time, The
Leapfrog Group awarded Jupiter Medical Center an “A” Hospital
Safety Grade for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.
Jupiter Medical Center is the only “A-rated” hospital in Palm
Beach County and the only hospital in the area to have received seven
consecutive “A” grades.
The Leapfrog Group assigns a grade between “A” and “F”
to more than 2,600 general hospitals across the country. The grade uses
over 30 measures of safety data including rates of preventable errors,
injuries and infections. It also accounts for whether hospitals have systems
in place to protect patients from harm. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
are considered the “gold standard of patient safety.”
“Safety is one of the foundational elements for patients when deciding
where to undergo care,” says Dr. Amit Rastogi, President and CEO
of Jupiter Medical Center. “This national designation assures that
the healthcare provided by Jupiter Medical Center is the safest possible
in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Achieving seven consecutive
‘A’ grades is a testament to our commitment to providing the
highest level and quality of care.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program
based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to
patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free
to the public. After measurements of medical-error prevention, injuries,
accidents, infections and other patient safety issues are analyzed, each
hospital is given its “A” to “F” grade. Grades
are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“Jupiter Medical Center has made a clear and consistent effort to
protect patients from harm,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO
of The Leapfrog Group. “Establishing and maintaining systems that
optimize patient safety is especially critical during times of crisis.
I am grateful to the leadership and workforce of Jupiter Medical Center
for their unwavering dedication to protecting patients.”
Jupiter Medical Center
Rated No. 1 in the region for quality, safety and patient experience, Jupiter
Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class healthcare in
Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast. Jupiter Medical Center’s
state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies enable its award-winning
physicians to provide a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient
healthcare services. Jupiter Medical Center’s specialty centers
of excellence include: orthopedics and spine care, comprehensive cancer
care, cardiac and vascular care, neurosciences, maternity care, Level
II neonatal care, pediatrics, emergency care, diagnostic imaging, concierge
services and urgent care.
For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2200
or visit www.jupitermed.com.
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