10 Sheridan Healthcare Hospitals Receive “A” Grades in Leapfrog Hospital Survey

Biannual scorecard evaluates hospital quality and safety based on national performance measures

10 Sheridan Healthcare Hospitals Receive “A” Grades in Leapfrog Hospital Survey

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., a hospital-based, multispecialty physician services company and the leading anesthesia services provider in the country, announced today that 10 of its affiliated hospitals received A grades in an annual hospital survey conducted by The Leapfrog Group. Sheridan hospitals made up more than half of the Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county facilities to receive A grades. Only 37 percent of hospitals in Florida received A grades.

The Leapfrog Group, a national not-for-profit organization, launched its Hospital Survey in 2001 to assess hospital performance based on national performance measures. These measures and practices cover a broad spectrum of hospital services, processes and structures. The Survey also provides hospitals with the opportunity to benchmark their progress in improving the safety, quality and efficiency of the care they deliver.

“At Sheridan, our vision is to deliver industry-leading healthcare solutions that demonstrate measurable excellence,” said Robert Coward, president of Sheridan Healthcare. “These impressive results are proof positive of our commitment to providing exceptional, quality care that supports our clients’ strategic initiatives and performance.”

To learn more about the Leapfrog Hospital Survey or to view results, visit .

Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. is a national hospital-based, multispecialty physician services company that provides anesthesiology, radiology, emergency medicine, neonatology and other pediatric subspecialties. Sheridan, its subsidiaries and affiliates currently operate in 24 states and employ more than 2,200 providers. Sheridan’s anesthesiology division, established in 1953, has become the leading anesthesia services provider in the country. In addition to physician and allied health services, Sheridan also provides support, training and management in non-clinical areas. Sheridan is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a certified physician organization.

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