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July 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 1


Palmetto General Hospital Earns Top Grade in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group

November 13, 2019 – Palmetto General Hospital received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care.
The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one. The Leapfrog Group assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
“This rating recognizes our continuous commitment to placing safety at the forefront of our patients’ care,” said Ana Mederos, Chief Executive Officer, Palmetto General Hospital. 
About Palmetto General Hospital
Palmetto General Hospital is a 368 bed acute-care hospital located at 2001 West 68th Street in Hialeah, Florida and is a part of Tenet Healthcare’s Eastern Region, Coastal Division. The hospital has served the medical and healthcare needs of Northwest Miami-Dade and Southwest Broward counties for over 45 years. 
Palmetto General Hospital offers a broad range of services including: adult and pediatric emergency care, maternity, mental health, hyperbaric, wound care, comprehensive stroke center, sleep disorders center, a cardiac and vascular program that includes both medical and range of surgical services as well as a bariatric program. 
Palmetto General Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program has been designated a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Accredited as a Comprehensive Center, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Acreditation and Quality Improvement Program and a Bariatric Center of  Excellence., American College of Surgeons (ACS). The hospital has also been awarded the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. 
Palmetto General Hospital is the recipient of the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines® Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for heart failure treatment and American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.  
Palmetto General Hospital, recently named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission which is a fully accredited by the oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency in. To learn more about Palmetto General Hospital, please visit or call 1-800-522-5292 
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