November 10, 2017
Miami, FL — The Leapfrog Group just released their latest round of safety grades and Kendall Regional Medical Center earned an "A". By earning an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Kendall Regional is recognized as being among the safest hospitals in the United States. The Safety Grade assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harmful conditions.
"I am incredibly proud of our physicians, nurses and staff for all they do each day to put our patients first and focus on safety. We are committed to providing personalized and exceptional care to every patient," said Brandon Haushalter, Chief Executive Officer of Kendall Regional Medical Center.
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F 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.
"It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An "A" Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Kendall Regional Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first."
To see Kendall Regional Medical Center's full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. For more information about Kendall Regional Medical Center services, visit www.kendallmed.com.