St. Mary’s earns A for patient safety efforts

Mark Korth

St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction has once again received an A for its efforts to ensure patient safety.

The medical center, part of Intermountain Healthcare, received an A rating from the Leapfrog Group in its fall 2022 hospital grades report.

“This national distinction celebrates our caregivers and their achievements in ensuring our patients receive the best possible care,” said Mark Korth, president of the Peaks Region of Intermountain Healthcare. “As we continue to enhance our safety mission, we are united in our commitment to health care safety as we advance our mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.”

Leapfrog Group has assigned A, B, C, D and F letter grades to general hospitals in the United States since 2012. The rating takes into account more than 30 measures of publicly available information to produce a single grade.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and chief executive officer of the Leapfrog Group. “An A safety grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

St. Mary’s was among a total of six Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Colorado and Montana to receive A grades. Based in Utah, Intermountain Healthcare operates a total of 33 hospitals in seven states. For more information, visit