Hospital Safety Score – The Leapfrog Group
St. Mary’s Medical Center achieved a grade of "A" for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score program. This grading system is meant to inform patients of a hospital’s ability to keep them safe and prevent medical errors. The grades are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using 26 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety. For more information on this recognition, please visit the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score page for St. Mary’s Medical Center: hospitalsafetyscore.org/. Read the full story in our press release.
Consumer Reports magazine has recognized Sy. Mary's Medical Center as ranking second in the state of Florida, and first for all of South Florida for safety. The Consumer Reports’ ratings focus on six categories regarding patient safety in hospitals: infections, readmissions, communication, CT scanning, complications and mortality.
The patient safety score combines six categories of hospital safety into a score between 1 and 100. Displayed scores are rounded, but hospitals are listed in order of their precise score. Readers are directed to look for large differences between hospitals, as the report says that small differences are not meaningful. The report also shows a hospital’s rating in four of those categories: infections, readmissions, communication and scanning. St. Mary’s Medical Center scored the highest rating possible in the areas of both preventing infections and scanning. Read the full story in our press release.