Nine Centura Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized with an “A” Grade for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) Centura Health, the region’s leading health care provider, is proud to announce nine of its hospitals across Colorado have received “A” Grades for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

The hospitals recognized with an “A” Grade include:

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“At Centura Health, our culture is ‘Safety First, People Always,’ which reflects our commitment to providing safe, high-quality, whole person care to all of our patients,” said Dr. Shauna Gulley, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer. “We’re proud to add to the ‘straight As’ these recognized hospitals have received in recent years with another testament to the incredible work of our caregivers.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Centura Health shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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