Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

South Lake Hospital receives high safety score

Orlando Health South Lake Hospital was honored with its third consecutive A hospital safety score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

“Achieving our third consecutive A grade is a direct result of the hard work of doctors, nurses, clinicians and the entire staff at Orlando Health South Lake,” President John Moore said in a press release. “Every day, our teams of highly qualified teams collaborate to focus on providing the safest, highest quality of care to our patients.”

Some of Orlando Health South Lake’s most successful quality initiatives include early recognition and treatment for sepsis and a focus on hospital inquired infections, which have led to a decrease in overall mortality and hospital acquired infections year over year.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The organization assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to more than 2,600 hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm to patients.