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Capital Regional receives 'A' in Leapfrog's Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 13:53:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Capital Regional Medical Center has become the only hospital in our region to receive an 'A' from the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report.

The hospital says it was awarded an ‘A’ grade on Thursday, when Leapfrog announced grades for its spring 2020 update.

The LeapFrog's Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Our entire organization is consistently committed to high-quality care and patient safety. We are so proud of our second 'A' safety grade in a row. This repeat grade, demonstrates our focused commitment to higher standards,” said Trey Blake, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Capital Regional Medical Center.

Last year, Capital Regional got an A in the fall of 2019, but got a C in the spring of 2019.

"‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

Of the other hospitals rated by LeapFrog in our area, Capital Regional had the highest grade.

Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville received a C for the spring while Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare received an 'F.'

Last year, TMH received a D for both the fall and the spring while Archbold got a C in the fall and a D in the spring.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national not-for-profit organization by the nation’s leading employers and private health care experts nearly 10 years ago.

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.

To see Capital Regional’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org .