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Saint Vincent Hospital Is the Only Hospital in Worcester That Receives an ‘A’ From the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Nov 7, 2019

Saint Vincent Hospital receives an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one. The Leapfrog Group assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

“Saint Vincent Hospital is proud to be the only Leapfrog ‘A’ in Worcester.” says Carolyn Jackson, Saint Vincent Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “This Rating recognizes our continuous commitment to placing safety at the forefront of our patients’ care.”

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” says 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.

Saint Vincent Hospital is awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see Saint Vincent Hospital’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org. 

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