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SCL Health, now Intermountain Healthcare, Awarded multiple ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grades from Leapfrog Group

Broomfield, CO, November 16, 2022 – SCL Health, now part of Intermountain Healthcare, is proud to announce that the following Colorado and Montana hospitals received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. 

  • Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette, Colorado 
  • Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado
  • Platte Valley Medical Center, Brighton, Colorado
  • St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, Grand Junction, Colorado
  • St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, Montana 

“This national distinction celebrates our caregivers and their achievements in ensuring our patients receive the best possible care,” said Mark Korth, president of Intermountain Healthcare, Peaks Region. “As we continue to enhance our safety mission, we are united in our commitment to healthcare safety as we advance our mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.” 

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 are continuously evaluating their performance so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.” 

To see Intermountain Healthcare’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in hospitals, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.  

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About Intermountain Healthcare 

SCL Health is now part of the Intermountain Healthcare system. Based in Utah with locations in seven states (Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) and additional operations across the western U.S. A nonprofit healthcare system, Intermountain Healthcare is comprised of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, and medical groups with some 3,800 employed physicians and advanced practice providers. To help people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by consistently using evidence-based best practices to deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. 

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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.