(Galesburg, IL/November 10, 2021)- The Leapfrog Group released its fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grades today, assigning "A" through "F" letter grades to 2,901 general acute-care hospitals in the U.S. for patient safety performance.
The list represents the largest set of hospitals ever graded.
OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois is one of only 23 hospitals across the country that have achieved 20 consecutive "A" grades. OSF St. Mary Medical Center is also one of only three hospitals in the state with that distinction.
“Achieving consecutive 'A' Grades from the Leapfrog Group is a testament to the dedication of our Mission Partners, who provide exceptional care for our patients every day," said Lisa DeKezel, OSF HealthCare President. "We’re very proud of their ongoing commitment to deliver safe, effective care in alignment with our Mission to serve with the greatest care and love.”
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 list of institutions honored, please visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals