Salt Lake City, UT – St. Mark’s Hospital was recently awarded an ‘A’ for Patient Safety, the highest grade possible from The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital safety watchdog organization. The recognition is based on the hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients.
“We are thrilled to receive an ‘A’ in Patient Safety from such a well-renowned organization,” said Mark Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of St. Mark’s. “This high recognition further reinforces our hospital’s commitment to quality care and safe outcomes for our patients. All of the credit goes to our expert staff, who are dedicated to always putting the patient first.”
An ‘A’ grade is one of the most meaningful recognitions a hospital can achieve as The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety. Grades of an A, B, C, D or F are assigned using 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.”
St. Mark’s is one of nine hospitals in Utah to achieve an ‘A’ grade in Patient Safety this spring, including two other MountainStar Healthcare facilities – Mountain View Hospital and Lakeview Hospital.