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St. Joseph Hospital Earns “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

05/20/2019
St. Joseph Hospital Earns “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Award marks third consecutive top safety rating for the hospital

Orange, Calif. (May 20, 2019) — The Leapfrog Group, a national organization committed to improving consumer health care quality and safety, has awarded St. Joseph Hospital an “A” rating in its Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. The Leapfrog Group’s “A” rating, awarded to St. Joseph Hospital for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and maintaining the highest safety standards, is the third consecutive “A” rating for the medical center.

“The Leapfrog Group has once again recognized St. Joseph Hospital for our commitment to the utmost in care and safety for our patients,” said Jeremy S. Zoch, PhD, MHA, FACHE, chief executive of St. Joseph Hospital. “It is a well-deserved honor for our physicians and staff who dedicate themselves to putting patient safety and quality care above all else.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize St. Joseph Hospital’s focus on patient safety. This ranking is an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to compare care at one hospital to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an “A” Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in patient safety.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

To see St. Joseph Hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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