By: Kathy L Collins
If you are looking for a safe, high quality hospital, look no further than your neighborhood hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital. The hospital was recently recognized with an “A” safety score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent non-profit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patients’ safety.
“Earning an ‘A’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that our hospital continues to strive for excellence,” said Brandon Regional Hospital’s CEO, Bland Eng. “Patient Safety is one of our core values. This is one more indication that Brandon Regional Hospital is ‘walking the walk’ in fulfilling its mission, vision and values,” added Eng.
The Hospital Safety Score was based on a measurement using preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The goal of the Hospital Safety Score is to reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths. The Hospital Safety Score empowers patients to make informed decisions about the safety of hospital care. You can use the score to help you prepare for a number of events including knowing where to go for an emergency; scheduling a high risk or potentially life-threatening surgery; preparing to have a baby; or if someone in the family is suffering from a life-threatening illness that could require immediate or consistent hospital care.
To see Brandon Regional Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.HospitalSafetyScore.org. The Hospital Safety Score is just one piece of information you should use when planning a hospital stay.
Brandon Regional Hospital is a 438-bed acute care facility offering a number of specialty services including the Heart & Vascular Center, where the latest in cardiovascular surgery and minimally invasive techniques are performed, The Pediatric Center, The Women’s Center, which includes our Baby Suites and 22 bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and a designated Bariatric Center of Excellence.
Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. For more information, please visit www.BrandonRegionalHospital.com.