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PeaceHealth facilities recognized with ‘A’ hospital safety grade

By Chrissy Booker, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 2, 2024, 5:55am

Several PeaceHealth medical facilities have been recognized with “A” grades from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, including PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Ore., were also recognized.

“At PeaceHealth, we’ve set the bar high. Our goals and standards for safety and quality are ambitious, guided by data and supported by evidence-based systems and processes,” Chief Physician and Clinical Executive Doug Koekkoek said in a news release. “Our commitment to the health and safety of our patients and caregivers is unwavering, demonstrated by our medical centers’ fifth consecutive ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group.”

The Leapfrog Group assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country. The grades are based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections.