TriStar Centennial November 06, 2017

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were recently announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.

Since 2013, TriStar Centennial Medical Center has earned an "A" Hospital Safety Grade, accomplishing the monumental tasks of being awarded Straight "A's." TriStar Centennial is one of only 832 out of 2,639 hospitals in the country to earn an "A" letter grade for Fall 2017.

"For the past five-and-a-half years, our hospital has repeatedly been recognized for its outstanding reputation of providing high-quality healthcare and keeping safety at the forefront of every patient encounter," said Scott Cihak, TriStar Centennial President and CEO. "It is an honor for our physicians and nurses to be distinguished as national leaders for their teamwork and unwavering dedication to protecting patients from error, injury and infection."

"Earing Straight "A's" in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a remarkable achievement and testament to a hospital's ongoing vigilance and commitment to patient safety," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We thank TriStar Centennial Medical Center for being an example of excellence in preventing harm to patients, and urge you to continue championing patient safety."

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see TriStar Centennial's full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org or follow The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.