(April 18, 2017,  Jackson, Miss.) According to the spring 2017 Leapfrog Group survey, St. Dominic Hospital has earned an “A” rating for the second survey in a row. St. Dominic’s was one of 823 hospitals nationwide and 13 in Mississippi to receive an “A” rating for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. A 2012 Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Johns Hopkins Medicine report showed that if all “B”, “C”, “D” and “F” hospitals performed the same as “A” hospitals, 33,459 lives could be saved every year.

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures, of both voluntarily and publicly reported 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. The Hospital Safety Score now includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA. In the interest of patient safety and transparency, St. Dominic’s made the decision to begin voluntarily reporting all data elements to the Leapfrog Group survey in December of 2015.  For more information on these scores and the scoring methodology, please visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality and safety of American health care. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering consumers to find the highest-value care and life-saving information they need to make informed decisions.

 

About St. Dominic’s

St. Dominic’s is more than just a hospital. It is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Services Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.

St. Dominic Hospital is a 571-bed tertiary care hospital located in Jackson, Mississippi serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 employees inclusive of nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers. The medical staff, of nearly 500 leading physicians and specialists, makes St. Dominic’s one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi. Through more than seven decades, St. Dominic’s has remained true to its vision. We are St. Dominic’s – a Christian healing community called to provide quality, compassionate care and an Exceptional Experience Everytime.

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