OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton achieved an ‘A’ rating from a national health group, which the hospital says places it among the safest hospitals in the country.
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization for patient safety.
“We are pleased but not surprised at these high ratings,” said Ajay Pathak, president of OSF Saint Anthony’s. “Providing the highest level of care has always been our focus and it’s great to see our efforts recognized in this way.”
Dr. Dennis Sands, chief medical officer at OSF Saint Anthony’s, added, “Although we are appreciative of the recognition by Leapfrog, we strive on a daily basis to ensure the safest environment for our patients to receive care.”
Hospitals are assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades based on 27 different publicly available measures of patient safety. 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.