Bryan, TX, April 29, 2021—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, today announced their Spring 2021 Safety Grades, assigning an "A" Hospital Safety Grade to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital and a "B" Hospital Safety Grade to St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital. These grades recognize the hospitals' achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Spring 2021 rating marks the second consecutive time Regional Hospital has earned an A rating, while College Station Hospital received an A in fall of 2021.
"The team at St. Joseph Health continues to go above and beyond to care for the Brazos Valley," said Theron Park, St. Joseph Health President and CEO. "Achieving such high grades is a direct reflection of our team's excellence and dedication to delivering safe health care to our community. These grades signify to the communities we serve that St. Joseph Health prioritizes patient safety. It is our goal to keep our patients safe from preventable harm, and I am proud of our team's efforts to do that for the patients we care for."
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an "A," "B," "C," "D," or "F" grade, based exclusively on hospitals' prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care, to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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.
To see St. Joseph Health Regional and St. Joseph Health College Station Hospitals' full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
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 and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.
About St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospitals 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 as well as addressing the overall health of the community. It is part of Catholic Health Initiatives which recently joined with Dignity Health to form CommonSpirit Health, a new nonprofit national health system committed to advancing the health of all people and dedicated to serving the common good. Learn more at St-Joseph.org.
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