Centura Health Nationally Recognized with Record 10 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

May 10, 2022

Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is excited to announce that 10 hospitals across Colorado received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Centura’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an A through F grade to all general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“Our 21,000 caregivers are committed to achieving zero preventable harm, and the record 10 ‘A’ grades we received this spring speaks to the dedication and progress the team is making toward this goal,” said Dr. Shauna Gulley, Centura Health Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. “We care deeply about our amazing caregivers and patients and are proud of the work they’ve done to become a High Reliability Organization (HRO).” 

The Centura hospitals recognized as 'A' Leapfrog hospitals include:

  • Centura-Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
  • Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital
  • Centura-Longmont United Hospital
  • Centura-Parker Adventist Hospital
  • Centura-Penrose Hospital
  • Centura-Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Centura-St. Anthony North Hospital
  • Centura-St. Anthony Summit Hospital
  • Centura-St. Francis Hospital
  • Centura-St. Mary Corwin Hospital

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Centura Health for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

To see our full grade details and other valuable information, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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About Centura Health

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, neighborhood health centers, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, our caregivers make the region’s best health care accessible. We’re on a mission to build flourishing communities and whole person care. We’re Centura Health, and we’re your dedicated health partner for life. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.