May 12, 2014

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Providence Hospitals and St. John Medical Center score high in patient safety

The Leapfrog Group recently released its latest Hospital Safety Scores, with three Sisters of Charity Health System hospitals achieving high marks. Scores are based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

The Hospital Safety Score assigns letter grades to more than 2,500 hospitals in the United States. Within the Sisters of Charity Health System, St. John Medical Center received an “A,” St. Vincent Charity Medical Center received a "B" and Providence Hospitals received a “B” in the spring 2014 update.

Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s eight-member blue ribbon expert panel, the Hospital Safety Score initiative uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

The Hospital Safety Score is available at no cost online or on the free mobile app at A full analysis of the data and methodology used is also available on the Hospital Safety Score website.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Providence Hospitals are ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System. St. John Medical Center is a 50/50 joint venture of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals.


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