OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center Named Among 2023 Safest Hospitals

5/09/2023 - Rockford, Illinois

The biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for the spring of 2023 have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety, and OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center has been named to the list.

Nearly 3,000 hospitals across the U.S. are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases OSF HealthCare’s commitment to patient safety and quality.

OSF Saint Anthony, based in Rockford, received a “B” grade. With this score, OSF Saint Anthony is once again the top scoring hospital in Rockford.

“Patient safety is always at the forefront of everything we do at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center,” said Paula Carynski, president of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. “Our physicians, nurses and staff are dedicated to providing the safest, high quality care to those we serve. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures.  While we proudly accept this demonstration of our accomplishment, our team at OSF also understands and embraces our need for continuous improvement. We know our journey to excellence is never done.” 

One additional OSF HealthCare facility achieved an ‘A’ grade and an additional five OSF HealthCare facilities achieved a ‘B’ grade.

The study only includes hospitals of a certain size and treating a minimum number of specific conditions; therefore, some OSF HealthCare facilities, such as OSF Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota, were excluded from the ratings. 

Hospitals are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades based on national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. These measures include patient care management, medication safety, and frequency of healthcare-associated infection. 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 for all eligible OSF HealthCare facilities, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org