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HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. 

“The safety of our patients has always been and remains our top priority,” said HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital CEO Zach McCluskey. “We are so proud of our teams, who are consistently committed to providing the quality, compassionate care our patients deserve.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. 

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

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