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Lee Health hospitals earn 'A' grade for patient safety

Posted: 2:07 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-15 14:08:25-04
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LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Lee Health is getting top grades when it comes to patient safety. The company says all four of their hospitals got an ‘A’ grade for the first time ever.

The grades come from the Leapfrog Group, a non-profit that rates hospital safety twice a year .

Lee Health says of the 2500 acute care hospitals the group rated, only 32% got an ‘A’ grade.

Lee Health runs Gulf Coast Medical Center, Healthpark Medical Centers, and Lee Memorial Hospital, all in Fort Myers; as well as Cape Coral Hospital.

“This recognition demonstrates the amazing work our doctors, advanced providers, nurses and support staff do to provide safe, compassionate care for patients at our hospitals,” said Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, Lee Health president and CEO. “Leapfrog is a national leader in driving quality healthcare and we are proud to be honored for our commitment to patient safety. These are the highest collective hospital safety scores we have received from Leapfrog and we’re excited to continue building on this success.”