Brandon, Fla. – For the sixth consecutive time, Brandon Regional Hospital has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes Brandon Regional Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

“As we continue to work through the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Brandon Regional Hospital has consistently ensured the safety of its patients and community,” said Bland Eng, CEO, Brandon Regional Hospital. “I am extremely proud of their hard work and dedication as we are recognized for the sixth consecutive time with an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Brandon Regional Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Brandon Regional Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.