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St. Joseph’s Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade


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St. Joseph’s Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes St. Joseph’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. 

“We are honored to earn this recognition by The Leapfrog Group for the sixth consecutive time,” stated Don Wiley, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Medical Center. “Our team’s dedication to safety and quality is commendable, and I see their commitment to our patients’ health demonstrated in the hospital day in and day out.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of St. Joseph’s Medical Center for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

For more information on St. Joseph’s Medical Center’s safety protocols and services, please visit dignityhealth.org/stockton.

Publish date: 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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