Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, Florida– Medical Center of Trinity was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Medical Center of Trinity’s efforts in protecting patients from and providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“We are grateful to again receive this recognition,” said Leigh Massengill, CEO of Medical Center of Trinity. “Particularly because it stands for a third-party recognition of all of the efforts of our medical, clinical and support staff to provide a safe environment for our patients. This is one more acknowledgement of the quality of care provided by Medical Center of Trinity,” she added.

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 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.

Medical Center of Trinity was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the spring 2019 update. To see Medical Center of Trinity’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.