Florida Hospital Waterman awarded ‘A’ safety rating

Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, along with four other sister hospitals in the Adventist Health System, has earned an “A” ranking in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, according to officials.

The Leapfrog Group assigns safety ratings in hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.

“This is a journey that takes time and I’m proud of our teams,” David Ottati, president and chief executive officer of Adventist Health System’s Central Florida Division-North Region, says in a press release.

“All 8,000 of our employees in the region work together to deliver safe, reliable high-quality care to every patient. This accolade is a direct reflection of their unwavering commitment to our culture of safety.”

“Florida Hospital’s continued success in achieving an ‘A’ rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, adds in the release.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers driving a movement for giant leaps forward in quality and safety of American healthcare.

Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares is part of the Central Florida Division-North Region which includes hospitals in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties.

Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, will become known as AdventHealth as of Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, Adventist Health System is one of the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare systems with nearly 50 hospital campuses in nine states with over 80,ooo employees.