Sky Ridge Medical Center November 14, 2018

Lone Tree, CO, November 9, 2018 – Sky Ridge Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades. The report, which was released November 8, uses national performance measures from five groups including the American Hospital Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An ‘A’ represents the highest possible rating for a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

“The staff at Sky Ridge works hard to ensure that we exceed expectations in all we do,” Sky Ridge CEO Susan Hicks said. “Safety and quality are top priorities at Sky Ridge. This recognition by The Leapfrog Group validates the commitment of our team to delivering exceptional care to our patients, and we are deeply proud.”

Hospitals receive an A, B, C, D or F based on their performance. The Leapfrog Group assesses more than 2,600 hospitals across the country and 32 percent of those earned an ‘A.’ The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. The rating system is focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections and is updated every six months.

Sky Ridge has earned an ‘A’ rating every quarter since Fall 2016. To see the hospital's full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org

About Sky Ridge Medical Center

Sky Ridge Medical Center, the first hospital to open in Douglas County in 2003, is a Level II Trauma Center, acute care hospital and member of the HealthONE network. HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees.  As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care.  In addition, our family of services includes five hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.  Visit http://skyridgemedcenter.com/ to learn more. 

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.