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Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic

Chesterfield, MO, May 3, 2023 - St. Luke's Hospital and St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital each received an 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates St. Luke's achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect performance primarily during the height of the pandemic.

"Delivering high quality, safe care is at the core of our mission," said Samuel Flanders, MD, St. Luke's chief quality and safety officer. "These "A" grades recognize the deep commitment our providers and team members have in caring safely for the communities we serve."

"This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic," said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "But these hospitals received an 'A' despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers, and clinicians who together made that possible."

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an "A," "B," "C," "D" or "F" grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than thirty national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

For more details, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

Contact: Kelly Webb-Little
Phone: 314-576-2376
Cell: 314-614-9580

About St. Luke's Hospital:
St. Luke's Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community. Since its founding in 1866, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care providing personalized healthcare services in over 60 specialty areas at its 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. and 143-bed St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital. It also offers more than 30 other locations across the greater St. Louis area, bringing quality healthcare services close to home. St. Luke's is nationally recognized for high quality and safe care, consistently earning high patient satisfaction scores. In St. Louis, St. Luke's is the exclusive alliance provider for the nation's No. 1 heart hospital, the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute.