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CentraState Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Story Number is : 041617106
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CentraState Medical Center

CentraState Medical Center is proud to announce that it has received an “A” rating for safety and quality from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that evaluates hospital safety and assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Leapfrog changed the grading system, making it more challenging for hospitals to achieve an A grade. CentraState was one of 823 hospitals nationally to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients, placing it in the top 30% of hospitals nationally.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by the Leapfrog organization for this is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing patients with safe, accurate and high quality patient-centered care,” says John T. Gribbin, president and CEO, CentraState Healthcare System. “We have many measures in place and have invested more than $20 million dollars over the last few years to implement health information technologies that help increase patient safety, including bar coding on medications, electronic medical records, and physician order entry, which allows doctors to enter patient orders directly through a computer. All of these technologies help decrease the chances of errors and help us care for patients more quickly and efficiently.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“Patient safety is an ongoing, collaborative effort that involves commitment from every department and member of our hospital,” says Gribbin. “And, we look forward to continually working toward improving our protocols to better serve our patients.”
To see CentraState Medical Center’s full grade, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information about all of the patient safety initiatives at CentraState, call (866) CENTRA7.

About CentraState
CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.



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