TriStar Centennial April 13, 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. TriStar Centennial Medical Center once again earned an "A," accomplishing the monumental tasks of being awarded Straight "A's" for the past five years. TriStar Centennial is one of 823 hospitals out of over 2,600 across the country to attain this honor.

"At TriStar Centennial, patient safety and quality clinical outcomes are paramount to everything we do in caring for each and every patient who seeks our hospital for their care," said Scott Cihak, TriStar Centennial President and CEO. "When I read thank you letters from patients, they routinely speak to the trust they have in our physicians and nurses based on their knowledge that our hospital has been repeatedly recognized for providing safe, high quality care."

"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.