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St. Luke’s Health Brazosport Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade


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Lake Jackson, TX, May 10, 2022 – St. Luke’s Health Brazosport received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes St. Luke’s Health Brazosport’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

"We are honored to have received an 'A' grade for patient safety, said Robert Trautman, President, St. Luke’s Health Brazosport Hospital. "This award is demonstrative of our extraordinary commitment to compassionate, quality healthcare and patient safety. The physicians and hospital staff are to be commended for this outstanding accomplishment.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of St. Luke’s Health Brazosport for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”

To see St. Luke’s Health Brazosport’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.

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 forward 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.

About St. Luke’s Health Brazosport

St. Luke’s Health Brazosport is located on a beautiful 25- acre campus in Lake Jackson, TX offering state of the art diagnostic and comprehensive treatment services. A 154-bed patient tower, trauma level III emergency services, advanced cardiac care center and full-service multidisciplinary cancer center make St. Luke’s Health Brazosport your premier healthcare System.