DENVER — A study looked at safety practices in 43 Colorado hospitals and graded them on their ability to protect patients from accidents, injuries and infections.
National consumer-health watchdog organization The Leapfrog Group found 14 of the 43 hospitals received the highest grade possible for safety practices.
“Three hospitals — Mercy Regional Medical Center of Durango, Porter Adventist Hospital of Denver and Rose Medical Center of Denver — received a grade of ‘A’ for the fifth full year in a row. Those are the only facilities to have scored straight As in the report,” The Leapfrog Group said.
Seventeen hospitals received a grade of “B” and 12 received a grade of “C.” None of the hospitals in the state received a “D” or an “F.”
- Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
- National Jewish Health/Saint Joseph Hospital
- North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton
- Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver
- Saddle Rock Emergency Room
- Sky Ridge Medical Center in Parker
- Avista Adventist Hospital
- Littleton Adventist Hospital
- Longmont United Hospital
- Lutheran Medical Center
- Parker Adventist Hospital
- Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton
- Saint Anthony North Hospital
- Swedish Medical Center in Englewood
- University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora
- Boulder Community Foothills Hospital
- Denver Health
- Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette
- Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood