Holy Redeemer Hospital nationally recognized with an ‘A’ for the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The national distinction recognizes the health system’s achievements in protecting patients from harm

Holy Redeemer Hospital was awarded an “A” in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the health system’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe health care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to patients in their care.

“We are proud of our team at Holy Redeemer Hospital for earning an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group,” said Karen Renson, senior vice president, Quality, Reliability and chief safety officer of Holy Redeemer Health System. “Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades are the national gold standard for patient safety, and this recognition speaks to our commitment to providing patients and residents with the highest quality of care.”

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership in protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this ‘A.’”

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. acute care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Holy Redeemer was awarded an “A” grade when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see Holy Redeemer’s full grade details, learn how employers can help and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalssafetygrade.org