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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to share its “B” grade on the Spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scorecard, announced today by the Leapfrog Group. Since 2016, Lakeland Regional Health has earned 2 A ratings, seven B ratings and two C grades.

“Lakeland Regional Health is steadfast in its commitment to deliver the best outcomes and safest care to the patients and families we serve,” said Timothy J. Regan, President, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center/Chief Medical Officer, Lakeland Regional Health. “Our physicians, nurses and support team members work diligently to ensure that safety and quality are top priorities.”

This most recent score is based on outcomes measures for the time period prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Key successes include:

  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection rates improved by 37% over the prior measurement period.
  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection rates improved by 23% over the prior measurement period.
  • MRSA and C. diff. infection rates continue to be better than the national average.
  • Surgical site infection rates after colon surgery were 50% better than predicted.
  • Exemplary performance in minimizing post-surgery respiratory complications and wound care.

The twice-a-year Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and information from other supplemental data sources to produce a single letter grade that is intended to represent a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status five times since 2013 and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine; a Level II Trauma Center; the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, which includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.

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