CHI St. Joseph Health Earns Top Quality Grade from National Rating Organization

Bryan, TX, November 7, 2019—The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital rating organization, has assigned a quality grade of B to CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital and CHI St. Joseph Health – College Station Hospital. The Fall 2019 rating marks the second consecutive time Regional Hospital has earned a B rating.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and other supplemental data sources. Taken together, those 28 performance measures produce a single letter grade representing a hospital’s overall performance in preventing medical errors. The Leapfrog Group ranks 2,600 hospitals twice annually.

To maintain its B rating, Regional Hospital continued its focus on process/structural and outcome measures. Process measures evaluate how CHI St. Joseph Health gives recommended treatments for a medical condition or procedure, while structural measures assess the environment in which a patient receives care. Outcome measures represent what happens to a patient while receiving care, reviewing the steps the team takes to promote a safe and healing environment.

“Our team is committed to a culture of safety, where we work to continually improve our processes for the benefit of our patients,” said Theron Park, CHI St. Joseph Health President and CEO. “Our B rating from The Leapfrog Group supports everything we are doing here to avoid mistakes and provide the safest care possible. We are also proud of the work done at College Station Hospital ensuring that our high standard of care is delivered to patients at that facility as well.”

CHI St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital, previously College Station Medical Center, became part of the CHI St. Joseph Health network on August 1, 2019.

For more information on the CHI St. Joseph Health quality score, visit http://www.leapfrog.org.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. health care. Leapfrog is the nation’s premier advocate of hospital transparency – collecting, analyzing and disseminating hospital data to inform value-based purchasing.

About CHI St. Joseph Health
CHI St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospitals across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital in Bryan-College Station and CHI St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital (formerly College Station Medical Center). CHI St. Joseph Health is home to a Level II Major Trauma Center, the highest in the region. CHI St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Together, the CHI St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network includes over 100 employed primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. 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. It is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) which recently joined with Dignity Health to form CommonSpirit Health, a new nonprofit national health system committed to advancing the health of all people and dedicated to serving the common good. Learn more about CHI St. Joseph Health at CHIStJoseph.org.

[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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