Leapfrog Group Safety Scores
Additionally, the St. Rose hospital system (Rose de Lima, San Martín and Siena Campuses) was the best-performing system in southern Nevada. Participation in the Leapfrog survey is voluntary, and all three St. Rose hospitals, along with more than 2,600 other hospitals nationwide, participated.
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that uses the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans, converted numerical safety score data into letter grades from A to F, with an A denoting the best safety performance. Scores for each St. Rose campus are: Rose de Lima Campus, A; San Martín Campus, B; and Siena Campus, C. Of the 2,520 hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 790 earned an "A," 688 earned a "B," 868 earned a "C," 148 earned a "D" and 26 earned an "F."
“We applaud the efforts of our medical staff and employees,” said Rod Davis, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “They work, in partnership with our patients, visitors, and community, to consistently and constantly improve the safety and quality of the care we provide.”
Patient care and safety continue to be our highest priorities at St. Rose. We are committed to ensuring access to safe, quality patient care and continue to demonstrate this commitment to improving and enhancing patient safety by adopting best practice guidelines recommended by national health care quality organizations such as the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission. By working in partnership with our patients, our visitors, and our community, we are constantly improving the safety and quality of patient care for all.
Publish date:Tuesday, November 04, 2014