Proposed by PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center received an “A” in the fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, an award recognizing the achievements of PeaceHealth St. Joseph in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent, national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. The safety rating assigns an “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals in the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm to the patients it cares for.
“Providing safe, high-quality care is a cornerstone of our mission,” said Sudhakar Karlapudi, MD, chief medical officer and patient safety manager for PeaceHealth’s Northwest Network, which includes PeaceHealth St. Joseph. . “I am very proud to work with remarkable people who, even when faced with the challenges of a pandemic, have remained steadfast in our commitment to the community. Our recognition by Leapfrog is objective validation of the exceptional care provided every day.
Developed under the direction of a national expert committee, The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 publicly available hospital safety data metrics to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute care hospitals twice a year. The Hospital Safety Grade methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s full details and access patient tips for staying safe in hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a nonprofit Catholic health system that provides care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers, and 10 medical centers serving urban and rural communities in the Northwest. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.
About Leapfrog Group and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers of health care, The Leapfrog Group is a national, nonprofit organization leading a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. Please visit www.leapfroggroup.org for more information on the Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Hospital Security Level rates hospitals on their safety for patients. Hospital safety rating represents the extent to which the hospital protects patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Safety Rating was developed by the nation’s leading patient safety experts.