Providence St. Peter Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. Providence Centralia Hospital received a “B,” the highest score possible for a hospital with the services available there.
“We are proud of the care we provide, and of the caregivers who provide it,” said Providence Southwest Washington Region Chief Executive Medrice Coluccio. “As with any honor our ministries receive, this could not be accomplished without the compassion and excellence of our entire team of caregivers.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“Protecting patients from harm is the most important charge for any hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We recognize and appreciate ‘A’ hospitals’ vigilance and continued dedication to keeping their patients safe.”
To see full grades of any hospital, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
About Providence in Southwest Washington
Providence Health & Services in Southwest Washington touches more lives in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties than any other health care provider.
It is made up of:
- Providence St. Peter Hospital, a 390-bed facility founded in 1887
- Providence Centralia Hospital, a 128-bed facility founded in 1926
- Providence Medical Group in Southwest Washington, including 28 clinics in 33 locations, with more than 200 specialized providers
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.