Lower Keys Medical Center Puts Focus on Patient Safety, Improves Hospital Safety Grade

KEY WEST, FL – November 23, 2021 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, DC-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers, recently released new Leapfrog

Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Lower Keys Medical Center received a “B”.

“Lower Keys Medical Center is a trusted part of this community,” said David Clay, CEO of Lower Keys Medical Center. “We continue to strive for greater excellence in patient safety, as witnessed by our consecutive improvements in our Safety Grade over the past two survey periods. We pledge to honor the trust of our patients by being transparent about our progress while working toward the highest possible standards of safety and quality.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assigns grades to approximately 2,600 US hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. 

About: Lower Keys Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, by the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center, by the American Heart Association/The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in echocardiography. 

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