Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Florida Hospital Apopka and Florida Hospital Orlando were named a 2018 Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.
Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.
The Top Hospital Award comes following the hospitals’ “A” hospital safety grade, also from the Leapfrog Group.
“We are honored to be recognized for our dedication to clinical excellence,” said Daryl Tol, president, and CEO of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System’s Central Florida Division. “We applaud our team members for their hard work and commitment to delivering quality, compassionate care enabling us to extend the healing ministry of Christ.”
Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Florida Hospital Apopka and Florida Hospital Orlando received a 2018 Top Hospital distinction, recognized nationally alongside:
• 13 Top Children’s Hospitals
• 35 Top General Hospitals
• 17 Top Rural Hospitals
• 53 Top Teaching Hospitals
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Florida Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Central Florida requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff, and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve the highest performance in its category. The selection of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
About Florida Hospital
Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year — more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association. Florida Hospital stretches across the state with 26 hospitals, more than 4,600 patient beds, and more than 32,000 employees. It includes the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, dozens of outpatient facilities and Centra Care urgent care locations throughout Central Florida.