Consistently achieving high rankings in several areas, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida recently earned an “A” on Leapfrog Group’s discerning Hospital Safety Scorecard, its third such designation from the well-known national watchdog group.
“We are proud of our physicians and clinicians … who work hard to provide high-quality, safe and efficient care to our patients,” Dr. Mack Reavis, who serves as Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center president and chief medical officer, said. “This ‘A’ marks us as one of the highest-performing hospitals in the United States.”
Lakeland is one of 798 hospitals awarded the prestigious grade for April 2016; it also achieved prominence as one of only six facilities to earn “Most Wired Advanced” status and has been named as a best employer by Forbes.
Leapfrog’s twice-yearly scorecard is widely regarded in the field as the most significant rating for health care performance. Over 30 criteria are strictly evaluated, holding each facility to high standards for safety awareness, accountability, action and more.
“Our team continuously strives to ensure patient safety by applying evidence-based industry best practices to all we do at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center," Timothy J. Regan, MD, Lakeland Regional Health’s senior chief officer for both quality and medical informatics, said. "Being able to sustain this extremely high level of care, as this ‘A’ recognition shows, is the result of collaboration and dedication to the wellbeing of our patients.”
The Leapfrog Group is a national organization working toward a higher standard of health care in the U.S., advocating for transparency to empower patients to access the best value through educated decision-making.