We continually strive to provide the safest and best quality care to our patients on a daily basis. To be recognized as a national leader for safety in hospital care is a great honor to our hospital and its staff members. I, along with St. Elizabeth’s board members and our health system’s senior leadership, am thrilled at this recognition and most thankful for the dedication of our team members and medical staff to the ministry and the people we are so privileged to serve,” said St. Elizabeth Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Robert Burgess.
“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ‘have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. Grades are calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see St. Elizabeth Hospital’s full grade visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About St. Elizabeth Hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital is a 78-bed acute care facility located in Gonzales, Louisiana. The hospital is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, a 1,800 bed, five-hospital system serving nearly 60% of Louisiana’s population. St. Elizabeth Hospital currently employs over 500 team members, and is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Physicians, a primary care and specialist practice employing over 50 physicians and practitioners.
St. Elizabeth Hospital has been recognized five times as the Hospital of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation, has twice been named to the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare® by Modern Healthcare Magazine, and has received numerous other awards for quality. The hospital has continued to strive to live out its mission to serve those most in need by providing the highest quality healthcare delivered in a compassionate manner.
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 health care. 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.