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St. Joseph Health Regional and their College Station hospitals receive an 'A' Leapfrog Group grade

CHI St. Joseph Health
Posted at 4:09 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 17:09:59-05

COLLEGE STATION, TX — St. Joseph Health Regional and St. Joseph Health College Station Hospitals received an 'A' in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that assigns a letter grade to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year.

To calculate their score, a hospital's performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other causalities to patients are all reviewed.

“I am so proud of the staff at Regional and College Station Hospitals for their efforts in achieving this wonderful accomplishment. It is even more impressive to achieve this in the midst of a pandemic,” said Theron Park, Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph Health.

These grades use up to 27 different measures of publicly available hospital safety data.

Their methodology is peer-reviewed, transparent, and all results are free to view here.

“This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for St. Joseph Health Regional and St. Joseph Health College Station Hospitals. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.