Twenty U.S. hospitals have received consecutive “A” safety grades from The Leapfrog Group since 2012, according to the group’s spring safety grades released May 3.
Since 2012, Leapfrog has assigned letter grades to nearly 3,000 acute-care general hospitals across the nation every fall and spring. The safety grades evaluate hospitals’ performance on up to 22 patient safety measures from CMS, the Leapfrog Hospital survey and other supplemental sources. The safety grades are the only hospital ratings program solely based on hospitals’ ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
Twenty hospitals have received 23 consecutive “A” grades since the launch.
Last fall, 22 hospitals achieved consecutive “A” grades. For the spring grades, two hospitals lost their consecutive “A” streak: Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in Virginia and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif., both earned a “B.”
Read more about Leapfrog’s hospital safety grade methodology here.
Here are the 20 hospitals that have achieved 23 consecutive “A” grades:
Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix)
French Hospital Medical Center (San Luis Obispo)
Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Anaheim Medical Center
Rose Medical Center (Denver)
AdventHealth Daytona Beach
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
University of Chicago Medical Center
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield)
Saint Anne’s Hospital (Fall River)
University of Michigan Health (Ann Arbor)
Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle (Columbus)
Rex Hospital (Raleigh)
OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital
OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital (Delaware)
St. David’s Medical Center (Austin)
Inova Loudoun Hospital (Leesburg)
Sentara CarePlex Hospital (Hampton)
Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk)
Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle)