Memorial Healthcare System Receives A for Patient Safety Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

June 14, 2021

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Memorial Healthcare System is proud to announce Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital Pembroke were awarded an “A” from the Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Memorial’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Safety Grade is based on in the hospitals’ prevention of medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

Memorial Hospital Miramar is the only South Florida facility recognized as a straight “A” hospital in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. One of only 27 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” every grading cycle since 2012. Previously, in December 2020, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was the only South Florida pediatric hospital named as a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group.

“This recognition truly belongs to our staff, those who work behind the scenes and on the front line to ensure patient safety and offer high-quality care, even while combatting a pandemic,” said Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, president and CEO, Memorial Healthcare System. “The fact that all four adult hospitals with ICUs received ‘A’ ratings, further exemplifies Memorial’s commitment to providing optimal care throughout our system for the betterment of our patients and community.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.

“An “A” safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Memorial shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”