Nationally Recognized with an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Paul Hiltz, President/CEO, FACHE

I am excited to announce that the 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.

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 System™. 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 Southwest 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.

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.

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.

To see NCH’s full grade details,

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