Leapfrog safety grades released for OSF HealthCare Hospitals
Three earn top A grades; four earn B rankings for Spring 2022
The biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for the Spring of 2022 have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety. Nearly 3,000 hospitals across the U.S. are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades.
This spring, three OSF HealthCare facilities have achieved an ‘A’ grade:
- OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria
- OSF HealthCare Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac
- OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa
Additionally, four OSF HealthCare facilities have achieved a ‘B’ grade:
- OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg
- OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville
- OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford
- OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton
The study only includes hospitals of a certain size and treating a minimum number of specific conditions; therefore, some OSF HealthCare facilities were excluded from the ratings.
Hospitals are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades based on 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. These measures include patient care management, medication safety, frequency of healthcare-associated infection and maternity care. The biannual report is calculated by a panel of safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
Thirty‐three percent of hospitals received an "A," 24% received a "B," 36% received a "C," 7% received a "D," and less than 1% received an "F.”
To see the full grade for all eligible OSF HealthCare facilities, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.