AdventHealth Hospitals Earn Straight A’s in Patient Safety

The hospitals are the only ones in the area to receive straight A’s and a Top Hospital designation from the prestigious Leapfrog Group.  

(December 6, 2022) Sebring, FL–AdventHealth has once again received the highest score possible in patient safety from what many see as one of the most difficult distinctions to earn. AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth Sebring and AdventHealth Wauchula all received an “A” from the prestigious Leapfrog Group. The national patient safety watchdog group delivers grades based on quality metrics such as a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Out of 3,000 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 30% received this top grade and only a handful are designated as a Top Rural Hospital, including AdventHealth Wauchula.

“I am extremely proud of our hospitals earning the highest honors in patient safety again this year,’’ said Jason Dunkel, President and CEO AdventHealth Sebring. “Every day, our teams and leaders strive to ensure we are providing the highest quality of clinical care to our patients. It is our promise to our communities that they can expect world-class care when they choose AdventHealth.’’

All AdventHealth West Florida Division hospitals receiving an “A” in patient safety include:

  • AdventHealth Carrollwood
  • AdventHealth Dade City 
  • AdventHealth Lake Placid
  • AdventHealth Lake Wales
  • AdventHealth North Pinellas
  • AdventHealth Sebring
  • AdventHealth Tampa
  • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills

“AdventHealth is committed to continually evaluating and implementing systems that enhance clinical excellence and keep patients safe,” said Dr. Robin McGuinness, senior executive officer and chief nurse executive for AdventHealth West Florida Division. “The consecutive “A” grades are a testament to our teams who carry out the protocols and procedures that ensure our communities have the highest quality care possible and trust they’re safe in our care.”

The Leapfrog Group previously awarded AdventHealth the Emerald Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Health Care System, a first for any health system. The achievement honors AdventHealth’s performance across Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades and Top Hospital award, which is one of the most competitive quality awards a hospital and its team members can receive.

AdventHealth West Florida Division

The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation’s brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Heart of Florida, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth Lake Wales, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as seven freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Belleview ER, AdventHealth Brandon ER, AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Four Corners ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER, AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, and AdventHealth Westchase ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy, home care, mobile mammography and more. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit, or, and for West Florida Division, click here.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.

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