(April 24, 2018,  Jackson, Miss.) St. Dominic Hospital is the only hospital in the Jackson metro area to earn an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2018 survey for patient safety. In addition, St. Dominic’s has earned an “A” for the last four rating periods, meaning St. Dominic’s staff is fully committed to keeping patients safe by actively working to reduce errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

Of the Mississippi hospitals rated in the Spring 2018 survey, nine hospitals throughout the state received an “A” rating. Nationwide, 750 hospitals earned an “A”.

“Providing a safe environment for our patients is one of our highest priorities at St. Dominic’s,” said Lester K. Diamond, President, St. Dominic Hospital. “Earning four straight “A” grades is a testament to St. Dominic’s commitment to providing safe, quality care. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and work every day to show patients and the community that they can have confidence in the care they will receive at St. Dominic’s. Our physicians, nurses and staff are dedicated to giving patients the safest, most effective care possible.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of both voluntarily and publicly reported hospital safety data to assign “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, and “F” grades to more than 2,500 hospitals twice per year. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

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 to help make informed decisions.

To see St. Dominic’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.


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.