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CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Earns Top Patient Safety Grade from Leapfrog for Third Straight Year

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs
(May 3, 2023) – For the third straight year, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has received Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades’ highest rating for patient safety. As an independent national watchdog organization, Leapfrog assigns grades to all general hospitals across the country and updates those grades regularly. Three straight years of “A” grades recognizes CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs’ commitment to providing quality, compassionate care to patients and protecting them and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

“Our nurses, doctors and entire healthcare team here at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs work tirelessly for our patients and to ensure this healing ministry offers the best choice for the care of their loved ones,” said CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs President Dr. Douglas Ross. “This incredible rating for three years in a row is clear evidence of our commitment to transparency, patient safety and providing our patients from across Southwest Arkansas the highest quality care today and well into the future.”

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs has been consistently recognized for excellence in patient care, recently earning a spot on Fortune and PINC AI’s 2023 list of 50 Top Cardiovascular HospitalsTM nationwide and also receiving three national Women’s Choice Awards for cancer care, heart care and patient safety. CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs also received national Magnet designation for its continued commitment to nursing excellence and its support of nurses.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.