From Enterprise Staff
St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“It is an honor for us to receive this award. The entire staff at St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston works hard every day to provide safe care to our community. This recognition is a testament to their dedication and commitment to protecting our patients from harm,” Kristi Froese, VP of Clinical Operations for St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston, said.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.
“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston made a true commitment to put patients first,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said. “We congratulate the leadership, board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”
“We are honored to receive an “A” rating for outstanding quality and safety. This achievement is a reflection of the outstanding care our staff and physicians provide to our patients,” Jason Minchew, Director of Hospital Operations for St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston, said.
To see St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.
St. Luke’s Health-Memorial, part of a national nonprofit health system, provides more than a quarter of a million patient services and millions of dollars in local charity care and community support each year. With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston and San Augustine, Memorial offers comprehensive, quality health care, including an off-campus emergency center and outpatient facilities and services. To learn more, visit StLukesHealth.org.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. For more information, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for their newsletter.