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Gulf Coast Medical Center gets top hospital honor

Posted at 7:47 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 07:47:03-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A local hospital is getting a top honor from a national health care quality watchdog.

The Gulf Coast Medical Center has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group.

They're one of 120 hospitals in the country to get the honor.

According to Leapfrog, top hospitals must have already gotten an 'A' safety grade. The hospital also has to have a high quality of care and not overuse their resources.

Only three hospitals in Florida got the recognition, and Gulf Coast is the only one in Southwest Florida to get it.