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Orlando Health Receives its 30th A Grade from the Leapfrog Group

Orlando, FL (November 7, 2019) – With today’s release of hospital safety grades by The Leapfrog Group, Orlando Health has earned 30 A grades since 2015, which was the year Orlando Health began submitting quality reports to the rating organization. In the current rating period, four Orlando Health hospitals received A Grades; Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital received a B.

“Maintaining our high standards for quality patient care is our top priority and an ongoing effort,” said Thomas Kelley, MD, vice president, quality and clinical transformation, Orlando Health. “While the criteria and methodologies of the various rating services continually change, our focus remains on providing our patients with safest, highest quality care available.”

“I am extremely proud of these results and what they mean for our patients,” said David Strong, president/CEO, Orlando Health. “Patients can trust that we will provide high quality, safe care in all of our facilities; both inpatient and outpatient. We are honored to be recognized by these three highly respected organizations.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The organization assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to more than 2,600 hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm to patients. Pediatric and specialty hospitals such as Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies are not included in Leapfrog’s grading process.  

About Orlando Health

 

Orlando Health is a $3.4 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals, physician practices and outpatient care centers across Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 2,900 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 20,000 employees who serve more than 112,000 inpatients, more than 2.4 million outpatients, and more than 10,000 international patients each year. Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $450 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.

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