Seven Centura Hospitals Awarded Spring 2023 ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

May 3, 2023

Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic

(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) May 3, 2023 - Seven Centura Health hospitals received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This distinction celebrates Centura Health’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic at the following hospitals:

  • Holy Cross Hospital - Jordan Valley
  • Holy Cross Hospital - Jordan Valley West
  • Mercy Regional Medical Center
  • Penrose Hospital
  • St. Catherine Hospital - Garden City
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • St. Mary-Corwin Hospital

“Receiving an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group validates our dedication to preventing harm while providing excellent care and outcomes,” said Oswaldo Grenardo, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. “Patient safety requires the constant vigilance of all our caregivers, and I am proud of the unwavering commitment of our incredible people to provide safe, compassionate, whole person care in every community we serve.”

Additionally, the following hospitals received “Straight A” recognition: Penrose, St. Francis and St. Mary-Corwin for consistently demonstrating a commitment to putting their patients first. To be named a “Straight A” hospital, facilities must receive five or more “A” ratings in a row.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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.

To see Centura Health’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.