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The Leapfrog Group Announces Fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grades                                                   

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Nov.6, 2023) --- The Leapfrog Group released its Fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grades, awarding HealthPark Medical Center, Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital an “A” grade, which is the highest honor that can be received. This marks the 12th 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 10th straight reporting period, and Gulf Coast Medical Center earned an “A” for the fourth straight reporting period and sixth since 2013. Lee Memorial Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital maintained their “A” grade for the third reporting period in a row.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization working towards improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare.

“Going above and beyond to provide excellent patient care is second nature to our team and I am pleased to work alongside a group of such dedicated individuals,” said Dr. Stephanie Stovall, chief clinical officer of quality/safety and hospital-based care for Lee Health. “Everyone in the health system contributed to this achievement and I want to thank each staff member for their unwavering commitment to the safety of our patients. Our patients trust us with their lives and we are proud to provide the highest quality and safety of care to the Southwest Florida community.”

The Leapfrog 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, infections and other harms. 

Leapfrog’s high standards were developed under the guidance of a national expert panel. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 22 measures of publicly available hospital safety data twice each year to assign grades to more than 2,700 acute-care hospitals in the United States. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. 

Children’s hospitals are not included in The Leapfrog Group’s fall grades. However, the Leapfrog Group has named Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida as a Top Children’s Hospital four times. 

The annual Top Hospital awards from Leapfrog are based on the grades from the nonprofit and are expected to be announced in December 2023.

To learn more about Leapfrog’s Fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grades, please visit

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