Bryan, TX, May 4, 2023— The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit national hospital rating organization aimed at creating positive change in U.S. health care and the nation’s premier advocate for hospital transparency, recently announced their Spring 2023 Safety Grades, assigning a “B” Hospital Safety Grade to St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital.
St. Joseph Health is the only health system in the Brazos Valley with a hospital to be awarded a “B” for Spring 2023. St. Joseph Health has a history of serving as the Brazos Valley’s leader for the Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade. The assigned grade recognizes St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital’s continued achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
“St. Joseph Health is so proud of College Station’s grade of “B.” As a health system, we work so hard to ensure our patients are protected and safe from errors, injuries, accidents and infections,” said Kim Shaw, BSN, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of St. Joseph Health. “We continue to strive to provide the safest, high quality of care to all across the Brazos Valley. The patient is always at the forefront of all we do each and every day.”
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. 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.
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 a member of St. Luke’s Health and part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic health system and the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain in the United States. Since 1936, St. Joseph Health has been the Brazos Valley’s leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care. Our expansive network encompasses five hospitals, including St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan, College Station Hospital, Madison Hospital, Grimes Hospital, and Burleson Hospital; two long term care facilities; an assisted living facility and multiple clinics. Regional Hospital is the highest-level trauma center in the Brazos Valley, ready to provide the most comprehensive and state-of-the art trauma services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. St. Joseph Health is the region’s only air medical service and the first in the region to be accredited as a Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center, working together St. Joseph Health and the Texas A&M Health Network employ over 100 primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. To learn more, visit St-Joseph.org.
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