Denver, CO, November 9, 2018 – Rose Medical Center achieved straight ‘A’s’ for the 7th consecutive year / 14th consecutive session in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released yesterday. With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients. Rose Medical Center is one of only 42 “Straight A” hospitals in the United States to be awarded an ‘A’ every grading cycle since 2012 and the only Colorado hospital to maintain straight As.
“Our commitment to patient safety drives our team every day, and The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade is a meaningful representation of measuring safety in hospitals,” says Ryan Tobin, president and CEO of Rose Medical Center. “Continuing to be named among the nation’s safest hospitals means a great deal to us. Congratulations to our extraordinary team for maintaining straight As.”
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 the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“Rose Medical Center’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Rose Medical Center’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
To see more details on Rose Medical Center’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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 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.