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St. Charles Hospital Earns Top Safety Rating

29 April, 2021
Leapfrog Safety Grades

Catholic Health’s St. Charles Hospital has earned an “A” rating in the spring 2021 Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that ranks the safest hospitals in the nation. An “A’ is the highest rating awarded by Leapfrog.

St. Charles earned its 10th “A” rating.

The semi-annual rankings rely on data from Leapfrog’s ratings as well as outside sources, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Joint Commission. Grades range from ‘A’ to ‘F’ based on 27 publicly available safety measures. 

More than 2,600 acute care hospitals are ranked nationwide. Hospitals are rated on how well they prevented errors, infections, injuries, and drug mix-ups that could lead to medical complications and unnecessary loss of life.

“The ‘A’ rating at St. Charles represents the hard work of the hospital staff,” said St. Charles President James O’Connor. “As our front-line personnel faced the greatest medical challenge of their careers, this recognition of their professionalism and focus on keeping our patients safe is a great honor.”

According to Leapfrog, selecting the right hospital can reduce your risk of avoidable death by 50%. The ratings service says its scores empower patients to make informed decisions about the safety of their hospital care.

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