Leapfrog Out with Hospital Grades for Safety

Eighteen Colorado hospitals have received an “A” grade for safety on the fall report card from national watchdog analyst, The Leapfrog Group.   The high number of acute-care hospitals receiving “A” grades places Colorado among the top 10 nationally for safety.  Two Denver hospitals, Porter Adventist Hospital and Rose Medical Center have received an “A” grade on every report card since the inception of the program, for a total of 12 consecutive reviews.

The 18 hospitals recognized in the “2017 Fall Leapfrog Report Card” include:  1.  Porter Adventist Hospital – Denver,  2. Rose Medical Center – Denver,  3. North Suburban Medical Center – Thornton,  4. Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center – Denver,  5. Delta County Memorial Hospital – Delta,   6. McKee Medical Center – Loveland,  7. Mercy Regional Medical Center – Durango,   8.  Sky Ridge Medical Center – Lone Tree,  9. North Colorado Medical Center – Greeley,   10.. Medical Center of Aurora – Aurora,   11. Lutheran Medical Center – Wheat Ridge,   12. St. Joseph Hospital – Denver,   13. Swedish Medical Center – Englewood,  14. Poudre Valley Hospital – Fort Collins,  15. St. Francis Medical Center –  Colorado Springs,   16. St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center – Grand Junction,  17. St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center – Pueblo, and  18. Yampa Valley Medical Center – Steamboat Springs.

The Washington, D.C.-based data analyst bi-annually reviews hospital safety records from around the country and releases a hospital safety score that assesses the degree of medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections in each facility reviewed.  It includes 30 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.  Leapfrog Group began its safety reporting scorecard in 2012.

Read more at Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

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