On May 10, 2022 The Leapfrog Group released its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

HealthPark Medical Center earned an “A” grade for the sixth straight reporting period, and Gulf Coast Medical Center advanced to an “A” from the last reporting period. Lee Memorial Hospital retained its “B” grade but increased its numeric score from the last reporting period, and Cape Coral Hospital retained its “B” grade.

“I want to thank the entire Lee Health team for continuing to provide the safest and highest quality of care to the patients we serve. Every day, I am proud of the incredible work our team does,” said Dr. Stephanie Stovall, chief clinical officer of quality/safety & hospital-based care for Lee Health. “These grades speak to the safe, high-quality care patients can expect to receive in our hospitals.”

The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F” to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms. Every Lee Health hospital earned a raw score over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and the hospitals that earned a “B” grade were within only 6 percent of the 3.202 threshold of earning an “A” grade.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 22 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog Group’s grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

Children’s hospitals are not included in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring grades, but Golisano Children’s Hospital has been named as a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group four times.

To learn more about Leapfrog’s Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades, please visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/.

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org.