SAINT MARY'S RECEIVES "A" HOSPITAL SAFETY RANKING,ONLY HOSPITAL IN REGION TO ACHIEVE TOP GRADE
RENO, Nev. – Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center has received an "A"
Hospital Patient Safety score from Leapfrog, a national leader and advocate
of hospital transparency. Saint Mary's was the only hospital in the
region to receive an "A" ranking. Leapfrog reviews hospital
safety metrics and ensures organizations have procedures in place to protect
patients from errors, accidents and injuries.
"Patient safety is a top priority at Saint Mary's and we focus
on making sure our patients are in a safe and comfortable environment
every single day," said Helen Lidholm, CEO at Saint Mary's. "We
value our patients and this ranking displays how important safety and
well-being is to our organization. The community relies on trustworthy
providers that adhere to national safety initiatives and we are very proud
to lead the region in this effort."
The Hospital Safety Score is the only publicly accessible standard of hospital
safety available free to the public. Calculated under the guidance of
Leapfrog's eight-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety
Score methodology has been analyzed in the peer-reviewed
Journal of Patient Safety.
The panel uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to
produce a single grade representing a hospital's overall success in
keeping patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication
errors. Metrics include surgical safety, falls and trauma, infection ratios,
nursing care and follow-through, adherence to safety protocols and more.
To learn more about Saint Mary's ranking visit
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed
acute care and general medical/surgical hospital providing quality patient
care since 1908. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission,
Saint Mary's offers a robust line of services including a top-rated
Center for Cancer featuring the region's only CyberKnife radiosurgery
delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room
and Senior ER and a Cardiology Program dedicated to long-term wellness.
The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group with
six primary care offices, four urgent care facilities and two retail clinics
and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing
community partner, Saint Mary's is dedicated to ensuring the health
and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit