Hospital Safety Score
The Leapfrog Group honored OSF St. Joseph with an “A” grade in the Spring 2016 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries, and infections. This marks the ninth time in a row OSF St. Joseph has received an "A," earning the medical center "Straight A's" since the creation of the Hospital Safety Score.
The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.
More than 2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this Fall. A full analysis of the data and methodology used is available on the Hospital Safety Score website. Compare OSF St. Joseph nationally and locally there as well.