Jupiter Medical Center Awarded Top Safety Rating

Already ranked the No. 1 hospital for safety, quality and patient satisfaction in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, Jupiter Medical Center received another “A” safety rating—the fifth in a row—by nationally recognized independent watchdog organization The Leapfrog Group.

JUPITER, Fla. (December 21, 2020) – Top destination in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for world-class healthcare, Jupiter Medical Center earned a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A” in Fall 2020—the only hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to do so. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are assigned by the respected national nonprofit watchdog organization to more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the nation and are considered “the gold standard of patient safety.” This top-level distinction comes at a particularly challenging time in history for safety concerns about healthcare facilities. It is also the fifth “A” safety rating in a row awarded to Jupiter Medical Center by the independent organization. Not only is Jupiter Medical Center the only hospital in Palm Beach County with an “A” rating, but the institution also holds this distinction in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.

“As healthcare consumers are considering or choosing to undergo medical treatment, we know that one of the most significant deciding factors is safety and quality,” says Dr. Amit Rastogi, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “With this national designation, patients can have complete confidence that the care they receive from Jupiter Medical Center is the safest available in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast region. Our ‘A’ grade rating by The Leapfrog Group for the Fall of 2020 is a direct result of our organization’s unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients with safety and quality at the forefront of everything we do.”

Developed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. After measurements of medical-error prevention, injuries, accidents, infections and other patient safety issues are analyzed, each hospital is given an A, B, C, D or F grade.

“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and healthcare workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Jupiter Medical Center. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. healthcare system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”

In addition to the newest “A” grade distinction awarded by The Leapfrog Group, Jupiter Medical Center remains the only hospital in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties to receive a 4-star safety and quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These national and regional accreditations place Jupiter Medical Center as a leader in many of the important issues Floridians consider when deciding on their healthcare.

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Rated No. 1 for safety, quality and patient satisfaction, Jupiter Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class health care in Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast. The award-winning hospital is iconic throughout the state because of its outstanding team of physicians, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative techniques and technologies and commitment to compassionate care. Jupiter Medical is recognized as the region’s only independent, not-for-profit hospital providing an array of inpatient and outpatient services, including Heart and Vascular Healthcare, Oncology, Orthopedics and Women & Children’s Healthcare Services.

For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

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