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Top of the Class: Four Lee Health Hospitals Earn “A” Grades for Patient Safety

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For the Third Straight Reporting Period Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital each received the highest possible grades for safe care

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Apr. 30, 2020) --- Patient safety is a top priority at Lee Health and, for the third straight report card, all four of its adult acute care hospitals have earned the highest national marks for safe care. Today, The Leapfrog Group announced its Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades, awarding Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital each “A” grades.

“Leapfrog is a national leader in driving quality health care and it is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to patient safety,” said Scott Kashman, chief officer of hospital operations for Lee Health.  

“This recognition is a reflection of our dedicated team of doctors, advanced providers, nurses and support staff and the amazing work they do every day to provide safe and compassionate care.”

Since 2000, The Leapfrog Group has promoted improved health care safety, quality and affordability in the United States through a commitment to transparency. The non-profit organization releases its hospital safety grades twice a year, rating hospitals on 27 measures of safety data. Only 33 percent of the approximately 2,600 acute care hospitals Leapfrog graded received an “A.” To earn a top grade, hospitals must receive a raw score of at least 3.151.

“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Lee Health Hospitals. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

Lee Health’s full report card is below:

Letter Grade

Letter Grade

Raw Score

Cape Coral Hospital

A

3.4501

Gulf Coast Medical Center

A

3.3596

HealthPark Medical Center

A

3.1602

Lee Memorial Hospital

A

3.2652

To learn more about Leapfrog’s Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades, please visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org.

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