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All Four Lee Health Hospitals Earned “A’s” and “B’s” in the Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2024 Hospital Safety Grades Report

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 Lee Health hospitals are among 29% of hospitals in the U.S. to achieve a spring 2024 "A" grade, alongside only 75 Florida hospitals in total. 

(Fort Myers, Fla. – May 1, 2024) --- Today, The Leapfrog Group released its Spring 2024 Hospital Safety Grades and all four Lee Health hospitals have earned top marks, standing among just 29% of hospitals in the country to achieve a spring 2024 "A" grade.

HealthPark Medical Center, Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital all received an “A” grade and Gulf Coast Medical Center earned a “B.” This marks the 13th straight reporting period that all Lee Health Hospitals have received a grade of a “B” or higher. 

HealthPark Medical Center earned an “A” grade for the 11th straight reporting period and Lee Memorial Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital kept their “A” streak going for the fourth consecutive reporting period. Since 2018, Gulf Coast Medical Center has received an “A” in 10 reporting periods and has twice received a “B.” 

“Every day, I am extremely proud of this remarkable Lee Health team and their dedication to safety and high-quality patient care,” said Dr. Stephanie Stovall, chief clinical officer of quality/safety and hospital-based care for Lee Health. “These high marks speak to the compassionate and thoughtful care patients can expect to receive at any of our hospitals and push us to continually grow and improve our already high standard of care.” 

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F” to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, hospital acquired infections and other harms. Every Lee Health hospital earned a raw score over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 22 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog Group’s grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. The data utilized for current grading is from the previous year’s reporting. 

Children’s hospitals are not included in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring grades, but Golisano Children’s Hospital has been named as a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group six times. 

To learn more about Leapfrog’s Spring 2024 Hospital Safety Grades, please visit

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