Grade A Health Care Franciscan Healthcare Munster, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, Earn Highest Distinction in Hospital Safety Scores

Aquapheresis-TherapyFranciscan Healthcare Munster and Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City recently received A grades, the highest given, as a reflection of superior hospital safety.

The Leapfrog Group, a national leader and advocate in hospital transparency, reviewed more than 2,500 hospitals in the United States and assigned grades based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries and infections.

Of thousands of facilities that received a Hospital Safety Score, fewer than 32 percent earned the top grade.

“Our 2014 Hospital Safety Score demonstrates the work our physicians and staff have undertaken to improve patient safety in our facility,” said Barb Greene, Franciscan Healthcare Munster president. “This is part of what Franciscan Alliance is all about. I am so proud that the hard work of our physicians and staff has been recognized.”

Added Trish Weber, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City vice president of operations and chief nursing officer, “We are very proud of our team and their ongoing commitment to safe, quality health care. This recognition serves to shine the light on the great work of our dedicated physicians, nurses and health care professionals. We are proud to serve the residents of LaPorte County and surrounding areas and strive to remain the hospital of choice.”

Leah Binder, The Leapfrog Group president and CEO, applauded the hospitals’ efforts. “Safety should come first for our families when we pick a hospital, because errors and infections are common and deadly,” she said. “No hospital is perfect, but we congratulate the board, clinicians, administration and staff of Franciscan Alliance’s hospitals for achieving an A rating and showing us that you made the well-being of your patients your top priority.”