New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety. OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center achieved an ‘A’ rating, placing it among the safest hospitals in the country. OSF St. Mary is one of six Illinois hospitals earning the A for five years in a row.
“We are pleased but not surprised at these high ratings,” said Jennifer Junis, President. “Providing the highest level of care has always been our focus and it’s great to see our efforts recognized in this way. Our employees are committed to serve with excellence.”
Hospitals are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades based on 27 different publicly available measures of patient safety. These measures include patient care management, medication safety, frequency of healthcare-associated infection and maternity care. The biannual report is calculated by a panel of safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see the full grade report of all eligible OSF facilities, visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/