St. Mary’s earns top grade in safety evaluation

St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction has earned the top grade for patient safety from a health care industry watchdog group.

St. Mary’s received an A in the latest Hospital Safety Score ratings compiled by the Leapfrog Group. The ratings take into account 28 measures of publically available hospital safety data in producing a single grade that reflects the capacity of hospitals to keep patients safe from errors, infections and injuries. 

Out of more than 2,500 hospitals that were assigned scores for the spring 2014, about 32 percent received an A grade.

“Our patients deserve to feel safe while they are in our care. It’s fundamental to our mission and values,” said Dr. George Scott, chief medical information officer at St. Mary’s. “Safety requires the attention of the entire St. Mary’s team, from caregivers to volunteers. We work every day to deliver care that keeps our patients from harm, and we constantly ask how tomorrow can be even better.”

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit group, promotes improvements in health care. For more information about the Hospital Safety Score, visit

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