Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Earns "A" Grade for Patient Safety from the 2017 Fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Receiving an "A" grade ranks Salt Lake Regional among the safest hospitals in the United States

2017 Fall Leapfrog Safety Grade

Earning an A grade is an outstanding accomplishment, and it motivates us to continue our commitment to patient safety standards.

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for Fall 2017 were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Salt Lake Regional Medical Center received an “A,” ranking them among the safest hospitals in the United States. The Leap Frog Safety Grade assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

“At Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, our patients are our number one priority, which means we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care at all times,” said Dale Johns, President of Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. “Earning an A grade is an outstanding accomplishment, and it motivates us to continue our commitment to patient safety standards, including being mindful of any opportunities for improvement that can benefit patient experiences with our staff and in our hospital. Salt Lake Regional remains dedicated to the community we serve and strives for excellence in quality, safety, and innovation throughout our medical center.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade seeks to help consumers make informed decisions about their medical care by providing data and research on how hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. These safety grades also motivate local hospitals to uphold the highest safety standards and remain transparent about their safety and quality.

To view the full grade for Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, visit http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

About Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, now a member of the Steward Health Care Network, has been caring for the residents of the Salt Lake Valley for over 140 years. Built in 1875, it was one of the first hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley. Salt Lake Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, women’s services and help for a broad range of medical conditions. Currently, the 158-bed hospital encompasses 316,000 sq. ft. of medical facilities, including three medical office buildings on campus.  Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including members of the hospital’s medical staff. For more information, visit saltlakeregional.org or call 1-866-431-WELL (9355).

About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care, the largest private hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where patients live. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Steward operates 36 community hospitals nationwide that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to keep patients healthier. With a culture that prioritizes agility, resourcefulness, and continuous improvement, Steward is recognized as one of the nation’s leading accountable care organizations. The Steward Health Care Network includes thousands of physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than 1 million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
Additional information is available at http://www.steward.org.

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 in the quality and safety of American healthcare. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

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