HCA Florida Palms West Hospital recently announced that it has been awarded a Hospital Safety Grade A by the Leapfrog Group. The distinction makes Palms West the only A-rated hospital for patient safety in Palm Beach County.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses more than 30 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other data sources to determine a hospital’s grade, which represents its overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
“This distinction is a testament to the commitment that the people of HCA Florida Palms West Hospital have to the patients we serve,” CEO Jason L. Kimbrell said. “We want our community to know that when choosing a hospital for your family’s healthcare, Palms West is unmatched for its service, care and safety.”
Following best practices that were implemented over the past year, Palms West Hospital reduced falls in the facility by 40 percent over 2021 and reduced the fall injury rate to one percent.
This success is in addition to HCA Florida East Florida Division-wide initiatives also adopted by HCA Florida Palms West Hospital that have reduced elopements by 70 percent, improved VigiLanz Safety Surveillance event reporting across the division, and launched a new “Make Safety Personal” initiative to take the safety program to the next level.
Serving Palm Beach County for more than 36 years, Palms West Hospital is a 204-bed full-service acute care hospital. Learn more at www.hcafloridahealthcare.com/locations/palms-west-hospital.