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Wednesday Jun. 12, 2024
Broward Health North Receives An "A" Rating For Hospital Safety For Spring 2024 From The Leapfrog Group
Top grade affirms Broward Health’s commitment to excellence in patient care

Broward Health North RatingDEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Broward Health North has been awarded an "A" Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2024 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog. Leapfrog assigns a grade from A to F to hospitals nationwide based on more than 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them. Broward Health North is one of 29% of hospitals nationwide to earn this prestigious recognition.

"This grade is a credit to the Broward Health North team who are dedicated to providing safe, exceptional healthcare to our patients,” said Matthew Garner, CEO for Broward Health North. “We are committed to upholding the highest standards of patient care."

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

"Everyone who works at Broward Health North should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication of at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank Broward Health North, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety."

To see Broward Health North’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

Broward Health, founded in 1938 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ranks among the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the United States. Nationally recognized for its focus on high-quality care for the residents of Broward County and beyond, Broward Health boasts five hospitals, two trauma centers, a dynamic academic partnership with Florida Atlantic University, was the county’s first statutory teaching hospital and has an ever-growing graduate medical education program. It includes more than 50 health centers and physician practices covering virtually every healthcare specialty.

Broward Health never stops working toward its mission of Exceptional Care, Extraordinary Compassion and Everyday Excellence. Driven by more than 11,000 talented employees and physicians who deliver care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, Broward Health is one of the largest employers in Broward County with an operating budget of $1.6 billion, and annually provides almost $225 million of charity and uncompensated care.

For more information about Broward Health, visit BrowardHealth.org.