For the third consecutive time, Brandon Regional Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing a hospital’s achievements on providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

“I am extremely proud of the team at Brandon Regional Hospital and the level of high quality care they provide to patients,” said Bland Eng, CEO, Brandon Regional Hospital. “As our staff continues the fight against COVID-19, ensuring the safety of our patients has become even more critical. Receiving an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for a third time recognizes the consistency of hard work and dedication that our physicians, nurses, and support staff provide on a daily basis.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Brandon Regional Hospital. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

Brandon Regional Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2020, fall 2019, and spring 2019. Full grade details are available at hospitalsafetygrade.org.

Brandon Regional Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade on April 30, when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2020. To see Brandon Regional Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

About Brandon Regional Hospital

Accredited by The Joint Commission, Brandon Regional Hospital is a 422-bed acute care facility that is nationally ranked as a Top 100 Hospital by IBM Watson, a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital in COPD and Heart Failure, and a Leapfrog Group ‘A’ for patient safety. The hospital offers a number of specialty services including the Heart & Vascular Center, Pediatric Center, Advanced Wound & Plastic Surgery Center, Comprehensive Metabolic & Bariatric Center of Excellence, and The Women’s Center, which includes the Baby Suites and Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Additional services include an Orthopedic Program, Comprehensive Hand Program, Stroke Center, and Lymphedema Surgery. The hospital’s ER is one of the busiest in the state, with adult and pediatric centers on its main campus and three additional ER 24/7® locations in Plant City, Riverview, and Temple Terrace. The hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive in Brandon, FL. For more information, visit BrandonHospital.com.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Brandi L. Ponsler at 813-916-0634 or email Brandi Ponsler.