Wednesday , 23 July 2014
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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center awarded “A” for Patient Safety

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, a 407-bed acute care facility, 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 A 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 Hospital Safety 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 very proud of our designation as an ‘A’ facility,” said Dianne Goldenberg, CEO of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. “Our team is constantly working and implementing new measures to better care for our patients, and this is a great indicator that we are on the right path. We look forward to continuing our record of great care, while finding new ways to provide excellent healthcare services that meet the needs of our community.”

“Hospitals that earn an A have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I congratulate Aventura Hospital and Medical Center for its safety excellence, and look forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard.”

To see Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. People can also check their local hospital’s score on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.