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Poinciana Medical Center Earns High Marks in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Poinciana Medical Center October 31, 2016

Poinciana, Florida – Medical Center, part of HCA’s North Florida Division, recently earned a ‘B’ in The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a nationwide initiative recognizing hospitals’ commitment to patient safety.

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

“Patient safety and well-being is our top priority, and this grade from The Leapfrog Group reinforces that commitment,” said Joanna Conley, CEO of Poinciana Medical Center. “We look forward to continually improving our service to the community.”

To see Poinciana Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

About Poinciana Medical Center

Poinciana Medical Center, a 76-bed acute care hospital serving the communities of Osceola and Polk counties, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency care, diagnostic imaging, surgery, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, laboratory, pharmacy and support services. The campus also houses a freestanding 42,000-square-foot medical office building for physicians and other healthcare providers. For more information, please visit www.poincianamedicalcenter.com.

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 collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

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