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Medical center wins award for patient safety
Rating: 2.69 / 5 (29 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Dec 14 - 07:02

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PORT ST. LUCIE --

St. Lucie Medical Center was honored with an "A" hospital safety score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

The score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

The score was compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

"We are proud to receive the highest possible score from The Leapfrog Group. It is a testament of the commitment of our physicians, staff and volunteers that ensure each of our patients receives safe, high quality care," said Gary Cantrell, CEO of St. Lucie Medical Center.

"The development of this grading system by The Leapfrog Group gives healthcare consumers an easy-to-use tool they can use when choosing a hospital."

To see St. Lucie Medical Center's scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.




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