Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic
(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) May 3, 2023 - Ten 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:
- Avista Adventist Hospital
- Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
- Holy Cross Hospital - Jordan Valley
- Holy Cross Hospital - Jordan Valley West
- Mercy Regional Medical Center
- Penrose Hospital
- Porter Adventist 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: Castle Rock, Avista, 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 HospitalSafetyGrades.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado, Utah and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. As a joint operating agreement between its two Sponsors: CommonSpirit Health, a Catholic ministry, and AdventHealth, a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Centura manages and operates 20 hospitals, neighborhood health centers, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado. Through its Vision of every community, every neighborhood and every life – whole and healthy, its caregivers amplify whole person care and make the region’s best health care accessible. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.