Texarkana, TX – CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System received a “A” grade in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing St. Michael Health System’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“The Leapfrog Group “A” grade for the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a testament to the continued dedication of our team to excellence and to the safety of every patient who depends on us for their care,” said Jason Adams , President, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. “This achievement is great news for our hospital, every member of our team and more importantly, the community we serve.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your communities should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals. CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
CHRISTUS St. Michael was awarded an “A” grade when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2021. To see CHRISTUS St. Michael’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.