Sebastian River Medical Center Receives ‘A’ Rating

Sebastian River Medical Center has received an A rating by The Leapfrog Group.

SEBASTIAN – Sebastian River Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The hospital’s safety rating has consistently improved during the past year.

In Spring 2018, Sebastian River Medical Center received an ‘F’ rating, but then improved later in 2018 with a ‘C’ rating.

“Patient safety is the core of our mission at Sebastian River Medical Center and across all Steward hospitals” said Kyle Sanders, President of Sebastian River Medical Center. “We are thrilled to receive an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog group, a noteworthy achievement. This grade reflects our ongoing and exciting new investments to ensure patients have access to affordable, innovative, world-class care right here at home.”

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this ‘A.'”

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. 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.

Sebastian River recently became part of Steward Health Care – the largest private, tax paying physician-led health care network in the United States – which leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to provide the highest quality care and safety in communities where patients live.

The ‘A’ rating recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

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