Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 2017

(PARKER, COLO.) The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Parker Adventist Hospital was one of 823 hospitals to receive an A for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.

At Parker Adventist Hospital, patient safety is our top priority, says Sam Huenergardt, President and CEO of Parker Adventist Hospital. This recognition validates our commitment to providing exceptional, high quality care to our community.

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 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.

Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, have achieved the highest safety standards in the country, says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an A Safety Grade.

To see Parker Adventist Hospitals full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit the Leapfrog The Hospital Safety Grade website.

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About Parker Adventist Hospital
With leading medical experts, cutting edge technology and a broad range of clinical services, Parker Adventist Hospital is committed to excellence in healthcare. Founded in 2004, Parker Hospital is a 170-bed hospital that is part of Centura Health, the regions largest healthcare network. Parker Hospital offers patients access to more than 55 medical specialties, including Joint Commissioned certified stroke, spine, and joint replacement programs, advanced robotic surgery, neuroscience program, award-winning BirthPlace, bariatric surgery center of excellence, and more. Parker Hospital is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction. For more information about our full-range of medical specialties and programs, visit Parker Adventist Hospital website or follow us on Twitter, and/or on Facebook.

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, Leapfrogs 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.