CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck has received the highest safety rating in North Dakota by the Leapfrog Group for 2019. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety.
“We are proud to receive a ‘B’ grade in safety from The Leapfrog Group,” said Kurt Schley, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck President. “Our medical staff, associates and key partners continue to be recognized nationally for their hard work and dedication to ensure safe, high quality care for every patient we serve.”
The Leapfrog Group “grades” hospitals A-F on their safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 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.
“Every day we are committed to improving our policies and programs to improve the quality and safety for the patients we serve,” stated Dr. Eklof, Lead Hospitalist at CHI St. Alexius Health. “We work together as a team to implement best practices to achieve the best patient experience.”
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