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Florida Hospital Recognized for Patient Safety

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Florida Hospital Recognized for Patient Safety

Florida Hospital, West Florida Division earns risk management and patient safety collaboration award.

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TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System, continues to make strides in patient safety. The hospital division was awarded the 2018 Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety (FSHRMPS) Collaboration Award.

The award is granted to organizations that show excellence in:

  • aligning risk management and patient safety strategy with the organizational mission, vision, values and goals;
  • creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration to promote effective patient safety outcomes;
  • advocating for the inclusion of the principles of proactive risk mitigation within patient safety and quality improvement initiatives;
  • promoting the application of high reliability principles at all levels of the organization.

"Our goal is to provide each of our patients with the best and safest care, every time we deliver care," said Dr. Robin McGuinness, Senior Executive Officer, Patient Outcomes, Florida Hospital, West Florida Division. "This award highlights the commitment and dedication of our teams to provide exceptional whole-person health in a safe environment."

Earlier this year, Florida Hospital became the only health care system in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, to have every participating hospital earn an A from the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade measures 27 areas of hospital safety and scores hospitals with A, B, C, D and F grades based on performance in such areas as preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

About Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System
The West Florida Division of Adventist Health System is a 1,840 bed health care system comprised of 10 acute-care hospitals including Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital Dade City, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Ocala, Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wauchula, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite emergency rooms including Florida Hospital TimberRidge ER, Florida Hospital Central Pasco ER and Florida Hospital Palm Harbor ER. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, over 50 multi-specialty Florida Hospital Physician Group practices, 15 Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens clinics and six Florida Hospital Centra Care urgent care centers.

 

SOURCE Florida Hospital West Florida Division

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