St. Joseph Health Earns Top Quality Grade from National Rating Organization


Bryan, TX, April 30, 2020—The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital rating organization, has assigned a quality grade of B to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital and St. Joseph Health - College Station Hospital. The Spring 2020 rating marks the third consecutive time Regional Hospital has earned a B rating, with Regional Hospital in Bryan receiving a score of 3.04, and College Station receiving a score of 3.1.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources. Taken together, those 28 performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in preventing medical errors. The Leapfrog Group ranks 2,600 hospitals twice annually.

To maintain its B rating, Regional Hospital continued its focus on process/structural and outcome measures. Process measures evaluate how St. Joseph Health gives recommended treatments for a medical condition or procedure, while structural measures assess the environment in which a patient receives care. Outcome measures represent what happens to a patient while receiving care, reviewing the steps the team takes to promote a safe and healing environment.

“I am proud of our team’s continual efforts towards ensuring that we are doing everything we can to provide the safest care to our patients. Our commitment to patient safety is at the forefront of all we do at our facilities,” said Theron Park, St. Joseph Health President and CEO.

For more information on the St. Joseph Health quality score, visit www.leapfrog.org.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. health care. Leapfrog is the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency – collecting, analyzing and disseminating hospital data to inform value-based purchasing.

About St. Joseph Health

St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospitals, two long term care facilities and multiple clinics across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital in Bryan-College Station and St. Joseph Health – College Station Hospital (formerly College Station Medical Center). St. Joseph Health is home to a Level II Major Trauma Center, the highest in the region. St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Together, the St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network includes over 100 employed primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. As an active member of the Brazos Valley, St. Joseph Health is a leader in providing compassionate care and are committed to overall health of the community. We are part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States, and is committed to advancing the health of all

people and dedicated to serving the common good. Learn more about St. Joseph Health at CHIStJoseph.org.

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 713-962-9347 or [email protected].]

Publish Date: 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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