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Saint Joseph Hospital Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

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DENVER, CO November 16, 2022 – Saint Joseph Hospital has received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Saint Joseph Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors. “Saint Joseph Hospital is proud to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an "A" grade for patient safety for fall 2022.  This award is the result of our unwavering commitment to excellence and tremendous teamwork among our caregivers. As we say often at Saint Joe's, we keep the patient at the center of everything we do.  I'm thrilled to celebrate this with our caregivers and the patients whom we serve,” said Jamie Smith, President of Saint Joseph Hospital. 

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.   

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals continuously evaluate their performance to protect patients best. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.” 

To see Saint 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, Facebook, and via its newsletter.  

About Saint Joseph Hospital

Saint Joseph Hospital is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation and the oldest private teaching hospital in Denver. Specializing in a variety of areas including advanced heart care, pregnancy and childbirth and cancer treatment, Saint Joseph Hospital continues to offer the high-quality, affordable health care that has served Denver for nearly 150 years. Saint Joseph Hospital is part of the Intermountain Healthcare system. Based in Utah with locations in seven states (Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit healthcare system comprised of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,800 employed physicians and advanced practice providers.  

About The Leapfrog Group                                                                                    

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.