November 11, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT – St. Mark’s Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes St. Mark’s Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is the fifth time that St. Mark’s Hospital has achieved an “A” rating.
“I am extremely proud of the caregivers and physicians at St. Mark’s Hospital for their dedication to the care and improvement of human life,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, CEO of St. Mark’s Hospital. “Despite the challenges we’ve seen this past year in the midst of a pandemic, our teams continually show up each day and provide exceptional and unprecedented care for our community. I’m proud of our hospital’s commitment to patient safety, and recognition like this from the Leapfrog Group underscore that commitment.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of St. Mark’s Hospital for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see St. Mark’s Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org