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St. Luke’s hospitals earn “A” grades for patient safety


The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization on hospital safety, has released its spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, awarding top marks to every St. Luke’s University Health Network hospital eligible for evaluation – 10 campuses in total.
The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F twice annually – in the spring and fall – to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, accidents, and other harms. The St. Luke’s Hospitals receiving an “A” grade were: Allentown Campus, Anderson Campus, Easton Campus, Lehighton Campus, Miners Campus, Monroe Campus, Sacred Heart Campus, Upper Bucks Campus, University Hospital – Bethlehem Campus, Warren Campus, N.J.
The fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade represents the largest set of hospitals ever graded with grades assigned to 2,901 facilities. The Safety Grades reflect performance on more than 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety, including for the first time, post-operative sepsis, blood leakage, and kidney injury.