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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

AdventHealth Waterman nationally recognized with ‘A’ grade


With another “A” rating in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, AdventHealth Waterman becomes one of only four hospitals in Florida to earn 14 straight A’s in a row.

This national distinction recognizes AdventHealth Waterman’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care, a news release states.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to improving health-care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“AdventHealth Waterman has consistently proven that our patients’ safety is our top priority,” Abel Biri, AdventHealth Waterman CEO, says in the release. “We are proud of the honor and our track record. The 14 consecutive ‘A’ grades we have received since spring 2013 proves that our team is dedicated to providing safe, quality and compassionate care in a patient-centered environment.”

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” adds Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level—from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors—and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares has 287 beds and is one of the six hospitals in Lake, Flagler and Volusia counties that comprises the AdventHealth Central Florida Division – North Region. For more information, visit