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Baptist Health Doctors Hospital Receives “A” Rating and 5 Star Rating

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In recognition of his efforts, Baptist Health’s Doctors Hospital was again rated “A” by Leapfrog and received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The hospital’s commitment to excellence in patient care, safety, teamwork and hygiene, among other factors, again resulted in an “A” score in the score. Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety, a national honor recognizing efforts to protect patients.

The 5-star rating awarded to Doctors Hospital by CMS places it among the top performing hospitals in the country in terms of safety, patient experience, prompt and efficient care, readmissions and mortality.

“Even through the unprecedented challenges we have faced over the past year, the team at Doctors Hospital has never wavered in their commitment to meeting the highest standards of care and safety and to deliver the best possible patient experience, ”said Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, CEO of Baptist Health’s Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute.

“Achieving these high marks is a testament to the work and mission that drive us every day and validates the dedication of our caregivers to providing quality care and working with attention to detail, even under the most difficult circumstances”, a- he added.

The Leapfrog Score ranks some 2,700 hospitals nationwide with a particular focus on patient safety – preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Together, 28 performance measures are examined to produce a single letter score representing the overall performance of a hospital. Doctors Hospital also earned a grade last fall.

The CMS score, administered by the federal government, compares hospital data from across the country on a wide variety of quality measures. Both evaluations directly reflect Doctors Hospital’s efforts to achieve the ultimate goal – excellent care.


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