CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck was awarded a “B” grade for safety in The Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Grade. With a “B,” CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck received the highest grade for hospitals in North Dakota.
“We are proud to receive a ‘B’ grade in safety from The Leapfrog Group,” said Kurt Schley, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck President. “This is a tribute to our medical staff, associates and key partners for their hard work and dedication to position our hospital as a leading, trusted provider of care for the patients we have the privilege to serve.”
“As CHI St. Alexius Health’s Medical Executive Committee President, and as an orthopaedic surgeon, patient safety is paramount to everything we do,” stated Dr. Timothy Bopp. “We work together as a team to implement best practices to achieve the best patient experience.”
According to Julie Ward, VP Chief Nursing Executive/Chief Operational Officer, this is a wonderful achievement for CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck. “Serving the region by providing access to high quality health care to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients is always a top priority. This award showcases our commitment to that end.”
The Leapfrog Group “grades” hospitals A-F on their safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.
Taken together, those performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Safety Grade includes 27 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.
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