Saint Joseph London Earns National Recognition With An 'A' Hospital Safety Grade From The Leapfrog Group for the Second Consecutive Grading Period

May 8—Saint Joseph London has earned an "A" Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an "A," "B," "C," "D" or "F" grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them. This national distinction recognizes Saint Joseph London's achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

"Ensuring our patients feel safe and cared for at our hospital is our team's top priority," said John Yanes, president, Saint Joseph London. "Earning an 'A' distinction for the second consecutive grading period from The Leapfrog Group reaffirms our steadfast commitment to our patients' safety and well-being, and we are proud to receive this national recognition. We are grateful to our community for entrusting us with their health and well-being. Their trust is paramount, and we take their safety very seriously."

"Everyone who works at Saint Joseph London should be proud of this 'A' Hospital Safety Grade," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "It takes complete dedication at every level and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank Saint Joseph London, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety."

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

To see Saint Joseph London's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and via The Leapfrog Group newsletter.