October 28, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IN LEAPFROG'S FALL 2015 HOSPITAL SAFETY SCORE
DENVER – October 28, 2015 – Rose Medical Center earned an ‘A’ rating once again in the most recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score released today, adding to the list of straight ‘A’s Rose has maintained since 2012. Hospital Safety Scores are assigned to more than 2,500 hospitals across the nation twice annually. The Hospital Safety Score is considered by some to be the gold standard measure of patient safety.
The Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement. Taken together, those performance measures produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Hospital Safety Score includes 28 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.
“We are enormously proud of this significant accomplishment,” said Sylvia Young, President and CEO of HealthONE, Rose Medical Center’s parent company. All HealthONE hospitals earned an ‘A’ rating in the fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score. “This represents collaborative work by our entire system and the true culmination of our mission, which is that above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Leapfrog’s acknowledgement of our attention to the care we provide every patient, every day is a testament to the thousands of employees and physicians who put our patients first.”
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for more than 60 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's, surgical and endoscopy services, heart and vascular, orthopedics, total joint replacement, bariatrics, and sports, internal and aesthetic medicine. 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 www.RoseMed.com.
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes six hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical-care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.