TriStar Centennial November 08, 2018

TriStar Centennial Medical Center was awarded an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, marking six straight years of earning the highest grade possible. The designation recognizes TriStar Centennial's efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

"Our highly trained physicians and nurses are dedicated to following proven treatment protocols that ensure we provide our patients the best in safe, high quality care," said Scott Cihak, CEO at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. "Earning an 'A' under Leapfrog's rigorous standards demonstrates that we are doing the right things for our patients and for our community."

"Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like TriStar Centennial that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Hospitals that earn an 'A' Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors."

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade's methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an 'A' in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see TriStar Centennial's full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.