St. John's Health

St. John’s Health is stacking up the accolades.

In the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade rankings for fall 2020, it got an “A,” the highest grade a facility can receive.

“We have believed for a long time that we provide care deserving of a high rating,” CEO Dr. Paul Beaupre said in a press release, “but have only recently been able to participate fully in the Leapfrog survey.”

Leapfrog uses 27 measures to rate how well the hospital does at “preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients,” the release said.

St. John’s high marks from Leapfrog come on the heels of other recognition for meritorious work from other national organizations.

The Women’s Choice Award, which refers female patients to high-achieving hospitals around the country, according to its website, named St. John’s one of “America’s best hospitals” for obstetrics, orthopedics and emergency care. That puts St. John’s in the top 1% of the more than 4,500 hospitals considered.

The Jackson hospital also got high marks from the Women’s Choice Award for mammography imaging and outpatient experience.

In emergency care, St. John’s won recognition from Press Ganey, a health care consultancy firm that bestowed its Guardians of Excellence Award on St. John’s emergency department. The honor takes into account patient satisfaction surveys, including those collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. St. John’s was in the 95th percentile.

“These awards are strong indicators of the quality and performance that our community can depend on when they come to St. John’s,” Beaupre said. “I am incredibly proud of our staff and physicians who work every day in our challenging current environment to provide excellent care to all our patients.”

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Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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