St. Elizabeth Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. The new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which 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., were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.

“To know that St. Elizabeth was measured against thousands of hospitals across the country and recognized as a leader for safe care among them is a validation of our efforts,” said Robert Burgess, President and CEO of St. Elizabeth Hospital. “More importantly, we are honored to be able to provide safe care to the community we are privileged to serve. Our board, team members, physicians, partners, and volunteers work diligently day in and day out to establish and maintain an organization centered on excellence and safety.”

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 St. Elizabeth Hospital’s full grade visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.