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Our Commitment to Quality and Safety


You and your family know it just as well as we do—healthcare quality and safety is vital. As a hospital that has been ranked among the nation’s best for inpatient satisfaction, we are proud of our high-quality care and reputation for excellent service. But we don’t stop there.

As a consumer, you need information to make sound decisions about your personal healthcare and your future. Sacred Heart Hospital would like to help. This section of the website provides you with:

  • an in-depth look at our best practice recognitions for quality and safety,
  • our track-record performance, as well as
  • tools to research healthcare quality.

Hospitals receive ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety

Leapfrog Thank You AdHSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals recently earned “A” grades from the Leapfrog Group for the hospitals’ commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit health care ratings organization that assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

The grades demonstrate a hospitals’ commitment to transparency and quality improvement, and are considered the “gold standard” when it comes to safety comparisons among hospitals. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

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