HSHS Holy Family Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Holy Family’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our Holy Family colleagues and medical staff for achieving this ‘A’ safety score from the Leapfrog Group,” said HSHS Holy Family Hospital President and CEO Kelly Sager. “It reflects the hard work and dedication that our team has to provide top-level care, even during an unprecedented time in health care. HSHS Holy Family is here for you as your hometown hospital and the community’s first choice for health care.”
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, injuries, accidents 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.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of HSHS Holy Family Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Holy Family’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.