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KRMC awarded an ‘A’ for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group

Kendall Regional Medical Center was honored recently 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 Score, 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 proud to have been recognized for this accomplishment, as it is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff. Quality and patient safety are our utmost priority.” said Scott Cihak, CEO of Kendall Regional Medical Center, located at Bird Road and Florida’s Turnpike.

“Hospitals like this 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 Kendall Regional Medical Center for its safety excellence, and look forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard.”

To see Kendall Regional 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 also can check their local hospital’s score on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

Kendall Regional Medical Center is a 412-bed, full-service hospital providing the residents of southwest Miami-Dade County with 24-hour comprehensive medical, trauma, burn, surgical, behavioral health and diagnostic services, along with a wide range of patient and community services.

For information, call 305-222-2200, or visit www.kendallmed.com

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