Both NCH Baker & North Naples Hospitals Nationally Recognized

Both NCH Baker & North Naples Hospitals Nationally Recognized with an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

NCH Baker Hospital and NCH North Naples Hospital have both received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2022. This national distinction recognizes our achievements in protecting patient safety and reducing avoidable harm. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients and is updated bi-annually for nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country.

An “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group is the gold standard for measuring hospital patient safety and is a major achievement for those who earn it.

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In the past three years, NCH has come a long way to achieve today’s A grade from Leapfrog as we become an Advanced Community Healthcare SystemTM. That means providing for more fellowship and Graduate Medical Education opportunities to attract the best and brightest physicians to our area. That means participating in national clinical trials in an effort to lead in the advancement of medicine and to bring those advancements to SW Florida. That also means consistently reviewing our data to improve quality metrics and safety while enhancing the patient experience.

The fruits of this labor rest in the quality outcomes NCH Healthcare System is able to provide to those we serve. NCH has been nationally recognized for its exceptional level of quality and is ranked 15th in the state of Florida, as well as named a “top 100 hospital in the nation” by other third-party healthcare quality rating organizations, and today, Leapfrog once again awarded NCH with an “A” grade for both of our hospitals.

“Today’s “A” grades from Leapfrog Group are confirmation that our dedication to ensure a safe hospital environment for our patients is being noticed nationally,” said Carlos Quintero, MD, Chief Quality Officer, NCH Healthcare System. “But even with the highest grade possible bestowed upon us, we remain committed to doing better and striving even higher as we continue our journey to ensure that NCH patients get the highest quality care available anywhere.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“The NCH Healthcare System continually strives to offer those we serve the very best patient experience through quality outcomes and focus on safety,” said Paul Hiltz, President & CEO, NCH Healthcare System. “I would like to thank our dedicated staff for their commitment to this goal which has earned both NCH Healthcare System hospitals this wonderful recognition.”

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see NCH’s full grade details, visit

About NCH Healthcare System
The NCH Healthcare System is a not-for-profit, multi-facility healthcare system located in Naples, Florida, and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The System is more than just two hospitals (referred to as the NCH Baker Hospital and NCH North Naples Hospital) with a total of 713 beds. NCH is an alliance of 775 physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County and southwest Florida that offers nationally recognized, quality health care to our community. Our mission is to help everyone live a longer, happier, healthier life. For more information, visit

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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.

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