May 15, 2019

Lee Health Hospitals are A-Rated


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Larry Antonucci

Lee Health is pleased to share that our health care system is home to four A-rated hospitals and we could not be more proud.

For the first time since The Leapfrog Group began assigning letter grades to our hospitals, Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital all earned the highest mark for quality and safety outcomes and processes.

Determined using publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and secondary data sources such as the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and IT Supplement, hospitals receive a consumer-friendly composite score that equates to an A, B, C, D or F letter grade. Only the top 32% of hospitals in the nation earn scores high enough to receive the prestigious A grade.

Our health system’s As, and the journey to this point is a direct reflection of our teams’ commitment to continuous improvement, teamwork, and the delivery of exceptional, high-quality, safe care. We are extremely proud and appreciative of our teams’ utilization of our internal safety tools, and their safety mindset, which, combined with their ability to build trust with each other and our patients, helped us earn these grades. We know it takes everyone’s efforts and a system-wide commitment to reach this goal.

Leapfrog also publishes an annual list of the top children’s hospitals in the United States and has named Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida one of the 10 best in the country for three years in a row. If you are interested in learning more about The Leapfrog Group and the Safety Grades, including their methodology, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

On behalf of Lee Health and our community, we are proud of the work our teams have done to help us earn the highest marks at all of our hospitals.

Lee Health provides the high-quality, safe, compassionate care our community deserves, and it is our honor to care for our families, friends and neighbors across Southwest Florida.


Yours in Health,

Larry Antonucci signatureLarry Antonucci, M.D., MBA

President & CEO, Lee Health

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