KISSIMMEE, FLA. -- Osceola Regional Medical Center was awarded its third consecutive 'A' in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital's achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of healthcare committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' or 'F' grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

"Safety is a major priority in hospitals across the country, which is why we are so proud to earn a third consecutive "A" from The Leapfrog Group for being one of the safest hospitals in America," said Davide Carbone, Chief Executive Officer at Osceola Regional Medical Center. "Our hardworking team is a big reason for that distinction. They work tirelessly every day to uphold the highest standards in safety, delivering top-notch healthcare to each patient they treat."

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.

To see Osceola Regional Medical Center's full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

To learn more about Osceola Regional Medical Center, visit OsceolaRegional.com.