December 18, 2018

CHI St. Joseph Health Receives a ‘B’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bryan, TX, Nov. 15, 2018 – CHI St. Joseph Health was awarded a ‘B’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the medical institution’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. CHI St. Joseph Health has improved from a ‘C’ grade in spring 2018.

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving healthcare 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.

“We are honored to have received a ‘B’ grade for patient safety at our hospital,” said Theron Park, President and CEO of CHI St. Joseph Health. “This award is demonstrative of our extraordinary commitment to compassionate, quality healthcare and patient safety.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like CHI St. Joseph Health 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.

To see CHI St. Joseph Health’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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About CHI St. Joseph Health

CHI St. Joseph Health, part of the Texas Division of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. CHI St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospitals across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital in Bryan-College Station, home to a Level II Major Trauma Center, the highest in the region. Its network includes more than 30 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care, a freestanding Emergency Room, Express Clinics, and imaging and diagnostic services. As an active member of the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in providing compassionate care as well as addressing the overall health of the community.

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit, faith-based health systems. CHI has locations in 18 states across 99 hospitals, including two academic health centers, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and Creighton University, Omaha, and major teaching hospitals; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

 

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November 19, 2018

CHI St. Joseph Health Named Official Healthcare Provider of Texas A&M Athletics

Bryan, TX, November 19, 2018 —CHI St. Joseph Health has been named the official home town healthcare provider of Texas A&M athletics, through an exclusive partnership.

This sponsorship guarantees CHI St. Joseph Health will be the only acute, non-acute, urgent and emergent healthcare provider servicing the Brazos Valley to sponsor Texas A&M Athletics. CHI St. Joseph Health also became the athletic training provider for the Corps of Cadets and the Dance Science program at Texas A&M University.

From a branding perspective, the sponsorship allows CHI St. Joseph Health the ability to use a co-branded logo with Texas A&M University on merchandise, and grants the health system access to premium marketing opportunities related to 12thman.com, 12thmanlive.com, football, baseball, softball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.

“This partnership is a commitment, as well as a reinforcement of our reputation as the region’s leading healthcare provider,” said CHI St. Joseph Health Market President & CEO Theron Park. “We are excited to see what the future holds as we continue to grow our relationship with Texas A&M University and improve the health of Bryan-College Station.

The athletic sponsorship comes on the heels of a strengthened healthcare partnership between CHI St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M University Health Science Center, announced in April. Becoming the primary clinical partner for Texas A&M University in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health and the Health Science Center developed a co-branded primary care network supported by clinicians and faculty at Texas A&M College of Medicine and physicians and clinicians at CHI St. Joseph Health.

About CHI St. Joseph Health: As the official healthcare provider for Texas A&M Athletics and the primary clinical partner for Texas A&M University Health Science Center, CHI St. Joseph Health continues to elevate the quality and delivery of healthcare throughout the Brazos Valley.

[For more information, please contact Director of Marketing and Public Relations Heather Bush at 979-774-2165 or hbush@st-joseph.org.]
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