Porter Adventist Hospital among ten Centura Health hospitals nationally recognized with “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

May 12, 2022
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Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is excited to announce that ten hospitals across Colorado – including Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver – received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022.

This national distinction recognizes Centura’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an A through F grade to all general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“Our 21,000 caregivers are committed to achieving zero preventable harm, and the record ten ‘A’ grades we received this spring speaks to the dedication and progress the team is making toward this goal,” said Dr. Shauna Gulley, Centura Health Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. “We care deeply about our amazing caregivers and patients and are proud of the work they’ve done to become a High Reliability Organization (HRO).” 

The Centura hospitals recognized as “A” Leapfrog hospitals includes:

  • Centura Health-Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
  • Centura Health-Avista Adventist Hospital
  • Centura Health-Longmont United Hospital
  • Centura Health-Parker Adventist Hospital
  • Centura Health-Penrose Hospital
  • Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Centura Health-St. Anthony North Hospital
  • Centura Health-St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
  • Centura Health-St. Francis Medical Center
  • Centura Health-St. Mary Corwin Medical Center

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

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Centura Health for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

To see our full grade details and other valuable information, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.