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St. Joseph Health Hospitals Earn Top Quality Grade from National Rating Organization


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Bryan, TX, May 10, 2022— The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit national hospital rating organization aimed at creating positive change in U.S. health care and the nation’s premier advocate for hospital transparency, announced today their Spring 2022 Safety Grades, assigning an “A” Hospital Safety Grade to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan and St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital.

St. Joseph Health has consistently been the Brazos Valley’s leader for the Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade, and Regional Hospital and College Station Hospital remain the only hospitals in the community to receive “A” grades. These grades recognize the hospitals’ continued achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Spring 2022 rating marks the fourth consecutive grade of “A” for Regional Hospital and the second “A” for College Station Hospital

“St. Joseph Health Regional and College Station Hospitals’ Leapfrog Patient Safety grades of “A” reflect our team’s remarkable commitment to ensuring patient safety,” said Mark Reifsteck, Interim President and CEO of St. Joseph Health, a part of St. Luke’s Health. “Health care has experienced unprecedented challenges over the past two years, but our team has not once wavered when it comes to delivering the best care and providing the safest environment for those we serve.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources. Those 28 performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in preventing medical errors. The Leapfrog Group ranks 2,600 hospitals twice annually.

For more information on the St. Joseph Health quality score, visit www.leapfrog.org

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. health care. Leapfrog is the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency – collecting, analyzing and disseminating hospital data to inform value-based purchasing.

About St. Joseph Health

St. Joseph Health is a member of St. Luke’s Health and part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit Catholic health system. With an expansive network comprising five hospitals, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living facility and multiple clinics, St. Joseph Health continues to be the Brazos Valley’s leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care. St. Joseph Health is home to the only Level II Trauma Center and air medical service in the Brazos Valley’s 7 counties and was the first health care system to receive accreditation as a Chest Pain and Primary Stroke Center. For over a decade, the health system has been recognized annually by the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association with numerous accolades for exceeding quality measures.

St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Our co-branded primary care clinics are home to approximately 120 primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians.

St. Joseph Health is proud to continue the tradition of excellence in health care in the Brazos Valley. To learn more, visit St-Joseph.org.

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 713-962-9347 or [email protected].]

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