West Boca Medical Center earns top score in patient safety


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West Boca Medical Center has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that provides patient safety information.
The nonprofit scores hospitals biannually based on performance in keeping patients safe from preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The grading scale goes from A to F.
The hospital has received an “A” ranking nine consecutive times.
“We are pleased to achieve the highest rating for the ninth consecutive time since the inception of this designation four years ago,” said Mitch Feldman, CEO of West Boca Medical Center. “It demonstrates that our commitment to patient safety is continually making a difference.”
The Leapfrog Group evaluated and graded more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide. West Boca Medical Center’s “A” score is part of The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2016 report and can be found in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score.
The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts in patient safety and is designed to provide the public information that can be used to protect themselves and their families.