Providence Hospital Earned an ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score

April 26, 2016 11:59 am Published by

Data released nationally on April, 25 2016 by an independent hospital ratings organization, The Leapfrog Group, show that Providence Hospital received an A rating because of Providence’s success in reducing errors, injuries, accidents, and infections affecting its patients.

Providence Hospital, a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. The current award is the sixth consecutive recognition for Providence. Every six months, The Leapfrog Group gives hospitals a grade of A, B, C, D or F.

The company’s Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

Patients can also review their hospital’s past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement.

To see Providence Hospital’s full score, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices.