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Leapfrog is Out with its Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grades – 16 Colorado Hospitals with an “A”, 4 with a “D”

Sixteen Colorado hospitals have received an “A” grade for safety on the spring report card from national watchdog analyst, The Leapfrog Group. The high number of acute-care hospitals receiving “A” grades places Colorado in the tenth position nationally for safety.  One Denver hospital, Rose Medical Center has received an “A” grade on every report card since the inception of the program, for a total of 14 consecutive reviews. 


  • Thirty-nine hospitals in Colorado were graded with 16 receiving the highest “A” grade.  They included: 6 HCA hospitals, 5 Centura Health hospitals, 3 SCL Health hospitals, 1 Banner hospital and 1 stand-alone, Denver Health.  The link below to the Leapfrog report shows each facilities letter grade and the survey findings for each.
  • Thirty hospitals received the same grade as their score in the fall 2018 assessment.  Five hospitals improved their grade, while four lost ground from the fall 2018 review.
  • The Leapfrog Group assigns a hospital safety grade measuring 16 unique safety measures, all but one using CMS measures for 2,620 hospitals nationwide. 
  • Colorado had no hospitals with an “F” grade but there were four hospitals with a “D” grad.  Vail Health had the most dramatic decline falling from an “A” score  in the fall of 2018 to a “D” score this spring.

Read the individual hospital grading at Leapfrog Group.

Read more at Modern Healthcare.



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