St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes St. Mary’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“Our main priority has always been to provide top-quality care in a clean, safe environment,” said Martha Syms, Director of Patient Safety at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “Receiving this award for eight consecutive periods reflects the commitment to continually improving the quality of care that our patients receive, physicians expect, and employees are proud to deliver.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“As our healthcare system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of St. Mary’s for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire healthcare workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”