April 25, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center receives “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group, which assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, recently released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, giving St. Vincent Charity Medical Center an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. St. Vincent Charity was one of only 823 hospitals nationwide to receive an “A” grade from the nonprofit organization.

“Patient safety is at the forefront of our work every single day,” said Dr. David F. Perse, president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. “That’s why we choose to participate in efforts such as the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. We are certainly proud of our achievements and are pleased to receive our second consecutive A grade. However, we remain vigilant in all our patient safety efforts.”

“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ‘have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see St. Vincent Charity’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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 in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

 

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