New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. The letter grades are designed to provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S.
Four OSF HealthCare facilities, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa, OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, and OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg have all accomplished the difficult task of being awarded an ‘A’ letter grade.
Additionally, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF St. Mary Medical Center have earned an ‘A’ since the inception of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in 2012. Only 63 hospitals in the U.S. have acieved this distinction. This places them in the top 2% of the 2,639 hospitals in the latest release of scores.
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford received a ‘B’, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see the full grade for all eligible OSF HealthCare facilities, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.