CHI Franciscan earns highest patient safety marks in Washington state

CHI Franciscan earns the most ‘A’ safety grades across all health systems in Washington state according to the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report released today by the Leapfrog Group. CHI Franciscan’s top ratings position the system as a leader in patient safety across the state.


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The report card uses 27 evidence-based measures of patient safety to assign A, B, C, D, and F grades to more than 2,600 acute-care hospitals across the nation.

“At CHI Franciscan, our number one priority each day is to deliver the safest, highest-quality care to our patients,” said Ketul J. Patel, chief executive officer of CHI Franciscan. “These grades are evidence of our team’s dedication and commitment to provide exceptional clinical care and further our mission to create healthier communities.”

Five of CHI Franciscan’s hospitals – St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Harrison Medical Center Bremerton, and Harrison Medical Center Silverdale – achieved ‘A’ grades. Two – Highline Medical Center and St. Clare Hospital – earned ‘B’ grades.

“We are honored to consecutively earn such high marks systemwide and we’re particularly proud to consistently improve within each of our hospitals,” said Michael Anderson, MD, chief medical officer of CHI Franciscan. “We look forward to continually refining our safety practices to deliver the safest quality care and service to all our patients.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

The Leapfrog Group’s ratings are updated every six months, once in the spring and again in the fall.

This press release was provided by CHI Franciscan.