FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing & Public Affairs
Rose Medical Center
Denver, CO, October 31, 2017 — The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, announced updated Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and awarded Rose Medical Center elite designation of "Straight As" for its ongoing achievements in patient safety. Rose is one of only 59 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an "A" consistently since 2012.
"Rose is unwavering about patient safety; we discuss it every single day. We appreciate The Leapfrog Group's dedication to educating the public about the importance of hospital safety," says Rose CEO, Kenneth Feiler. "It is rarefied air to be among only 59 hospitals in the country to have earned straight As and we are incredibly proud to be among this community."
"We applaud all hospitals that earn an A for safety, a significant achievement. Rose Medical Center takes that achievement one step further by earning an A year after year," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient-safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
About Rose Medical Center
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose's founders built this hospital to "serve the need of every creed." By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at RoseMed.com/About.
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 in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.