Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is excited to announce that five hospitals across Colorado were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Centura Health’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
The Hospitals which received an ‘A’ rating include:
- Centura Health – Avista Adventist Hospital
- Centura Health – Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
- Centura Health – Littleton Adventist Hospital
- Centura Health – St. Anth-ony North Health Campus
- Centura Health – St. Francis Medical Center
“Our incredible caregivers at Centura Health focus on delivering excellent clinical outcomes every day, and creating an environment of continuous learning. With safety at the forefront of all we do, Centura’s care providers deliver health care in a different way – compassionate, top-quality, and safety focused.”
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.