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St. John's Health, Living Center Earn "A's"

St. John's Health, Living Center Earn

In the most recent Hospital Safety Grades announced by The Leapfrog Group, St. John's Medical Center again received an "A", the highest grade given, a distinction earned by only one third of U.S. hospitals. The Leapfrog Group is a national patient safety watchdog that assigns grades based on publicly available hospital safety data. The St. John’s Living Center also received an A.

"This high grade from Leapfrog mirrors other accolades St. John's has recently received," said St. John's CEO Paul Beaupré, MD. "I continue to be impressed with the steadfast commitment of physicians and hospital staff to ensuring patient safety as a top priority. In the case of the Living Center, this is especially noteworthy given the limitations of a facility that is nearly 30 years old. We are pleased that with the community’s support at the SPET election, we will be able to build a new center with dedicated areas for memory care, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and hospice."

“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

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Media contact: Karen Connelly, Communications Officer, 307 739 7380, kconnelly@tetonhospital.org

ABOUT THE LEAPFROG GROUP
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.

ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness. For more information, click here.