Saint Francis Bartlett Earns ‘A’ for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog GroupNov 10, 2021
The hospital has earned consistent ‘A’ scores since 2014
Memphis, TENN. – Saint Francis-Bartlett earned an ‘A’ in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Saint Francis’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The hospital has earned consistent ‘A’ scores from Leapfrog since 2014.
“Having an outstanding and consistent rating from an esteemed group such as Leapfrog reflects the unwavering commitment of our physicians, clinical and support staff to put patients and best practices first,” said Chris Locke, CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett and Memphis Market Chief Operating Officer.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.