St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Memorial Livingston’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“When you choose a hospital, you want to be assured that safety is a priority. We take patient safety very seriously and the Leapfrog Safety Grade A is evidence of that commitment with independent confirmation of system-wide steps the hospital takes to protect our patients,” Kristi Froese, VP of Operations, St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Livingston said.