Ridgeview Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.  Ridgeview Medical Center is one of 750 (out of 2,500) U.S. hospitals – and one of 10 Minnesota hospitals – that received an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

The Minnesota hospitals earning an A were:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital – Methodist Campus, Rochester
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Mary’s Campus, Rochester
  • Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater
  • Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin – Austin Campus
  • Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park
  • Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin – Albert Lea Campus
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee
  • Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia
  • Essentia Health –Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
  • Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

For more information, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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.