St. Mary’s General Hospital, a member of Prime, received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes St. Mary’s General as one of the top hospitals in the nation in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors in the hospital.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of St. Mary’s General Hospital for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
“St. Mary’s General has received the coveted Leapfrog safety award several times in the last five years, as well recognition for its excellent stroke/cardiac, maternal-child health, and geriatric care programs,” says Edward J. Condit, President and CEO of St. Mary’s General. “It is an honor to lead such a skilled and patient-focused team of healthcare professionals.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
To see St. Mary’s General Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.