November, 16th, 2022
St. Joseph Hospital Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
Nashua, NH November 16, 2022 – St. Joseph Hospital received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates St. Joseph Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
“We are very grateful for the recognition with a Leapfrog Safety Grade of A” said John A. Jurczyk, FACHE, president of St. Joseph Hospital. “It truly represents the tireless efforts and dedication of our employees who make St. Joseph Hospital a safe environment for our patients.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
About St. Joseph Hospital
St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Covenant Health, is a 208-bed acute care community hospital located in Nashua, New Hampshire. The main campus features the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies and is supported by a network of primary care providers and specialists focused on delivering personalized medicine. Our hospital is DNV-GL accredited and its extensive services include 24-hour emergency care and a certified stroke program, as well as a Cardiovascular Center, Breast Care Center, Cancer Center and Maternal Child Health Center. To learn more about us, please visit www.stjosephhospital.com.
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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.