St. Luke’s Health Hospitals Earn Top Safety Grades

By: St. Luke's Health
| Published 05/03/2021

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HOUSTON, TX – Three St. Luke’s Health hospitals have earned ‘A’ safety grades from The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report was released April 29, 2021, a national distinction recognizing hospitals for their strong commitment to protecting patients from injuries and infections.

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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.

The three health system’s acute care hospitals—Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital—earned the exclusive designation based on the hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“Earning top scores from The Leapfrog Group signifies the strength of the health system’s quality and patient safety practices and our commitment to keeping patients safe from preventable harm,” said Doug Lawson, PhD, St. Luke’s Health Chief Executive Officer. “I’m proud of our health care providers who have stepped up this past year as they continued to deliver the highest quality of care while managing extraordinary challenges as a result of the pandemic.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but St. Luke’s Health shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

To see St. Luke’s Health’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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