News Release: 11/10/2021 Twin Cities Hospital Earns Third Consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade Rati
Niceville, FL – For the third consecutive time, Twin Cities Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare North Florida division, received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Twin Cities Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Each day, we strive to deliver the highest quality of care,” said David Whalen, CEO of Twin Cities Hospital. “We take pride in receiving an “A” grade which is a testament to our outstanding team’s commitment to patient safety.”
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 thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents 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.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Twin Cities Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Twin Cities Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About Twin Cities Hospital
Twin Cities Hospital is a 65-bed acute care hospital with a medical staff of over 150 physicians. It offers all private rooms and the area’s only Certified Spine Surgery Program and the area’s first Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program, in addition to a state-of-the-art surgery center. Twin Cities Hospital also has 24 hour emergency services, a critical care unit, specialty certification for treatment of sepsis and acute stroke care, and a variety of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. Located at Highway 85 N and College Boulevard in Niceville, Twin Cities Hospital also has the areas only hospital based Wellness Center, offering a variety of health related seminars throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.TCHospital.com or call (850) 428-2622.
About HCA Healthcare North Florida Division
HCA Healthcare North Florida Division is a comprehensive network of 15 hospitals, 20 freestanding emergency departments, numerous physician practices, outpatient surgery centers and imaging facilities, medical education training programs and a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in the North and Central Florida communities. HCA Healthcare North Florida Division physicians and employees continue to provide the quality foundation for delivering care to our patients safely, effectively and compassionately. Its hospitals are Joint Commission Accredited, with designations such as Accredited Chest Pain Centers, Primary Stroke Center Certification and four Level II Trauma Centers in Marion, Okaloosa, Osceola and Seminole county.
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.