Submitted by Providence

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades recently gave high marks to Providence Centralia and Providence Saint Peter hospitals.

“This recognition is a testimony to the extraordinary work by our caregivers to provide the best quality and compassionate service to those entrusted in our care,” said Providence Southwest Washington Chief Administrative Officer Medrice Coluccio. “We continuously strive to improve patient safety and quality of service. The Leapfrog scores are particularly impressive because of the sustained success by our ministries.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement. The Safety Grade is becoming the gold standard measure of patient safety, and has been cited in MSNBC, The New York Times and AARP The Magazine.

Providence Centralia
Providence Centralia received a “B,” the highest grade possible, because an A grade requires the Intensive Care Unit to have full-time intensive-care doctors. Photo courtesy: Providence

Providence Centralia received a “B,” the highest grade possible, because an A grade requires the Intensive Care Unit to have full-time intensive-care doctors. Providence Centralia is working to add tele-medicine in the ICU. Providence Centralia was one of just 16 hospitals in Washington to receive a B score.

“These scores represent and demonstrate our commitment to patient safety,” said Providence Centralia Site Administrator Jill Cooper, who also serves as vice president of Quality for Providence throughout Southwest Washington. “They are a reflection of our continuous work to use evidenced-based practice; to ensure every patient – every time – gets the appropriate treatment.”

More than 2,600 hospitals were graded throughout the United States, based on voluntary submission of quality/safety data. Just 31% earned an A and 27% earned a B.

Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia earned an “A” on the Spring 2017 grading. Saint Peter was one of just seven hospitals in the state of Washington to receive an A grade and one of just 823 in the nation. This continues an A mark for Saint Peter every year since 2014.

“We always strive to do better, and there’s always improvement to make, but this is a good validation of the things we’ve been doing,” added Cooper.

To see how other hospitals in Washington or other states scored, click here.

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