December 22, 2020

St. Francis Hospital Earns High Safety Grade

By haziqbinarif

HARTFORD, CT — St. Francis Hospital has been nationally recognized, earning an “A” Leapfrog Hospital grade in fall 2020. The hospital has earned five “A” grade reports in a row.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that gives grades to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months.

“We are proud and honored to have earned an ‘A’ rating in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades once again,” Thomas Burke, president of Saint Francis Hospital, said in a statement. “It is a testament to our physicians, nurses, and other clinical providers as well as our non-clinical teams who all work tirelessly to ensure that patient safety is at the forefront of our thinking at all times.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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