St. Francis Medical Center Awarded A Grade by Hospital Safety Score

Here at Penrose-St. Francis, we are laser focused on patient safety and this A rating for St. Francis Medical Center demonstrates that this is something that we work on every day, said Margaret Sabin, president and CEO. We are doing a really great job with our patient safety initiatives but I want us to be even better. Because, when you do the right thing providing the highest quality care in a safe environment every patient gets the care they deserve.

As patients begin to take a more active role in selecting where to receive health care, it has never been more important to focus on hospital safety and transparency. The A hospitals, including St. Francis Medical Center, are helping us to raise the standards of health care nationwide, said Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. We offer our congratulations and hope the hospital will continue to strive for an ever-increasing level of excellence in patient safety.

To see St. Francis Medical Centers scores as they compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Local hospitals scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrogs Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score representing a hospitals overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this Fall. A full analysis of the data and methodology used is available on the Hospital Safety Score website.