KISSIMMEE, FLA. (Nov. 4, 2015) - Osceola Regional Medical Center, part of HCA's North Florida division, recently earned an 'A' in The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit monitoring hospital performance, recently released scores nationwide recognizing hospitals' commitment to patient safety. This is Osceola Regional's fifth consecutive 'A' grade since Fall 2013.

Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog's Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score, representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. The scores are released twice annually.

More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2015, with 773 hospitals - approximately 31 percent - receiving an A grade. The Hospital Safety Score offers an analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Patients can also review a hospital's past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement.

"We are thrilled to once again receive an 'A' rating from The Leapfrog Group," said Robert Krieger, CEO of Osceola Regional Medical Center. "This score demonstrates our entire team's dedication to providing high-quality care to every patient."

"Osceola Medical Center's 'A' grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of its clinicians and staff," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

To see Osceola Regional Medical Center's full score, and to access tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.