The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today announced the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and once again awarded Rose Medical Center an 'A' for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. Rose is one of only 36 hospitals in the United States and the only Colorado hospital to have earned an 'A' every grading cycle since 2012.
"We are pleased to be recognized again for our dedication to patient safety," Ryan Tobin, President and CEO of Rose Medical Center. "This commitment to the very best patient care began with the hospital's inception in the 1940s. This year, as we celebrate our 70th anniversary we recall the founders' vision 'to serve the need of every creed' with an unwavering devotion to the very best care. We are honored to continue to carry that responsibility and mission into the future."
"This outstanding achievement shows longstanding commitment to a culture of safety that puts patients first," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "For Rose Medical Center, saving lives by preventing accidents, injuries, infections and errors is business as usual, and your community should be proud. We commend the staff, faculty, volunteers, leadership and board of directors for their never-ending quest for the highest standards of patient safety."
The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' and 'F' to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog's grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.