Gulf Breeze Hospital Earns Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, has announced that Gulf Breeze Hospital is among the recipients of the annual Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for the second consecutive year. This award recognizes hospitals for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors and other preventable complications.

Gulf Breeze Hospital was one of three area hospitals to earn this prestigious recognition.

“We are dedicated to making patient safety a top priority at Gulf Breeze Hospital and to providing an outstanding patient experience,” said Beau Pollard, Gulf Breeze Hospital administrator.

Gulf Breeze Hospital also recently received its third straight a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS provides quality and service data to patients and families with information they need to compare the performance of hospitals where they seek medical care.

In 2019, 460 hospitals across the nation achieved the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, placing them among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data. On average, 127,667 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals performed similarly to award recipients on each of the 14 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades*.

Healthgrades Methodology:

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 5e and 2018) to MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

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