The Leapfrog Group announces hospital safety scores
(HENDERSON, October 24, 2013) – The Leapfrog Group has announced its hospital safety scores for all eligible hospitals in the U.S., and Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s, Rose de Lima Campus was the only hospital in southern Nevada to receive an A. 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 Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican 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 Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican campus are: Rose de Lima Campus, A; San Martín Campus, B; and Siena Campus, C. Of all participating hospitals, 32 percent received A scores, 26 percent received B scores, and 35 percent received C scores. The remainder received Ds or Fs.
“We applaud the efforts of our Medical Staff and employees,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican and 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 Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican. 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.