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St. Mary’s Medical Center Receives ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Nov. 8, 2018) – Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center has received an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. 

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization 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 hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“Patient safety is always a top priority at St. Mary’s, and we are honored to have been recognized by The Leapfrog Group for our achievement in this area,” said St. Mary’s Medical Center President John Allen. “We take pride in providing the highest quality care for our community.”  

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. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

This recognition is the latest of several St. Mary’s has received recently. St. Mary’s also received honors from Healthgrades for quality care in heart attack, treatment of pneumonia, small intestine surgeries, treatment of bowel obstruction, treatment of sepsis, and treatment of diabetic emergencies. Additionally, St. Mary’s was recognized by Healthgrades as among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for gastrointestinal care. 


About Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center
Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been caring for the people of San Francisco since 1857. Located across from Golden Gate Park, it is the longest continually running hospital in San Francisco. St. Mary’s cardiac program offers diagnostic services, treatment, and rehabilitation. St. Mary’s also was recognized as one of the Top 100 Orthopedic Programs nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. St. Mary’s state-of-the-art Cancer Center offers the full-range of oncology, radiation, and imaging services. Offering the most comprehensive breast imaging services in San Francisco, St. Mary’s has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, a recognition that represents the national gold standard. Beyond clinical care, St. Mary's is committed to furthering the healing ministry, and to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to the community it serves. For more information, call (415) 668-1000 or visit

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

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