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HCA Florida North Florida Hospital receives 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital is honored to announce the hospital has been recognized with a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, a comprehensive database of ratings and comparisons for physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers.

March 28, 2024
Aerial shot of North Florida Hospital

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital is honored to announce the hospital has been recognized with a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, a comprehensive database of ratings and comparisons for physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers. HCA Florida North Florida Hospital is among 32 HCA Florida Healthcare hospitals recognized by Healthgrades this year for high-quality care and prevention of serious safety events during hospital stays. 

“At HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, we put our patients first in everything we do,” said C. Eric Lawson, chief executive officer of HCA Florida North Florida Hospital. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award, as our patient safety culture is something we are very proud of, and focus on daily with great intention. We will continue our emphasis on these core values within our organization in our mission to provide healthier tomorrows for the north central Florida community.” 

This year marks the fifth year in a row HCA Florida North Florida Hospital has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Additionally, Healthgrades has named HCA Florida North Florida Hospital as being among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety for five years in a row (2020-2024). 

“As consumers take a more hands-on approach to their healthcare journeys, hospital quality should be a top consideration when choosing where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “Our goal at Healthgrades is to offer direct, data-driven insights on the hospitals that make the safety and experience of their patients a top priority and consistently deliver exceptional results in this aspect of care. With this information, consumers can feel confident they’re making the most informed decisions about their healthcare.” 

According to this year’s Healthgrades report, if all hospitals observed the same protocols as those in this category, they could have avoided more than 97,000 patient safety events between 2020 and 2022. The analysis revealed that patients treated at award recipient hospitals are significantly less likely to experience serious safety events compared to patients treated at non-recipient hospitals. 

The 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award was presented to the top 10% of hospitals in the nation based on an analysis of required data reporting in 13 patient safety measures. Read more about the methodology here. See the full list of HCA Florida hospitals and others recognized with 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Awards here.

Published:
March 28, 2024
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HCA Florida North Florida Hospital

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