NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2022) – Eight Ardent hospitals received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022, including:
- Bailey Medical Center (Owasso, Oklahoma)
- BSA Health System (Amarillo, Texas)
- Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center (Westwood, New Jersey)
- Hillcrest Medical Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
- Lovelace Regional Hospital (Roswell, New Mexico)
- Portneuf Medical Center (Pocatello, Idaho)
- Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (Harker Heights, Texas)
- UT Health North Campus Tyler (Tyler, Texas)
This national distinction recognizes the achievements of these hospitals in protecting patients from preventable harm and error.
“Creating a culture of safety requires thoughtful protocols, dedicated training and an environment that supports speaking up,” said Ardent Health Services President and CEO Marty Bonick. “We are extremely proud of the employees and physicians at these eight hospitals for achieving the highest level of patient safety.”
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, accidents, injuries 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of these hospitals for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. These communities should be proud.”
To see each hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.
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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.
Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology and communities. Through its subsidiaries, Ardent owns and operates 30 hospitals and more than 200 sites of care in six states with more than 25,000 employees, including 1,200+ employed providers. With a focus on evidence-based practices to improve quality care and patient outcomes, four Ardent hospitals were named to Leapfrog’s Top Hospitals in 2021 and eight Ardent hospitals received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A for Spring 2022. In 2021, Modern Healthcare recognized five Ardent hospitals as "Best Places to Work," marking the 13th consecutive year an Ardent facility was recognized. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent is owned by current and former members of Ardent’s management team; Equity Group Investments (EGI), a Chicago-based private investment firm; and Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), a publicly traded real estate investment trust.