The health care watchdog agency Leapfrog Group has announced that OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center has continued its straight “A” streak for the Leapfrog Hospital Spring 2021 Safety Award.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the “A” recognition showcases OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center’s commitment to patient safety and quality.
OSF St. Mary has earned an ‘A’ since the inception of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in 2012. Less than 2% of hospitals in the Hospital Safety Score have achieved this distinction.
“Achieving a consecutive 'A' Grade from the Leapfrog Group is a testament to the dedication of our Mission Partner’s, who provide exceptional care for our patients every day," said Lisa DeKezel, OSF HealthCare President. "We're very proud of their ongoing efforts to deliver safe, effective care."
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
To see the full list of institutions honored, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals