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Health Central receives A grade

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Health Central Hospital was honored with its fifth-consecutive A Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

“We have made tremendous strides in enhancing our quality of care since becoming a member of the Orlando Health family,” said President Greg Ohe. “So, while we are all pleased that our efforts and accomplishments are being recognized, we also want to acknowledge the Orlando Health resources and expertise that helped make this possible.”

The Leapfrog grades are awarded based on a number of factors, including teamwork training and hospital culture, as well as hospitals’ rates for preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.  

“Over the last few years, we have modified operational and clinical systems throughout the hospital to remove all barriers to providing excellent care,” said Dr. Bart Rodier, chief quality officer.  “Now, those changes are hardwired into Health Central. They’ve become part of our culture at every level of the organization — from the board of directors to the bedside caregiver.”

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