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2023 Leapfrog New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Shows Significant Increase in Healthcare-Associated Infections and Worsening Patient Experience During Pandemic
May 3rd, 2023
The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2023 Hospital Safety Grade released today found the average risk of three healthcare-associated infections spiked to a 5-year high during the COVID-19 pandemic and remain high. “We recognize the tremendous strain the pandemic put on hospitals and their workforce, but alarming findings like these indicate hospitals must recommit to patient safety and build more resilience,” said Leapfrog’s president and CEO Leah Binder. The Safety Grades also show a continued decline in patient experience measures, which are reported by patients and correlated with patient outcomes.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. National findings for the spring 2023 Safety Grades show:
  • Twenty-nine percent of hospitals received an “A,” 26% received a “B,” 39% received a “C,” 6% received a “D,” and less than 1% received an “F.” 
  • The top ten states with the highest percentages of “A” hospitals are: New Jersey, Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and Massachusetts. 
The Safety Grade breakdown for 60 hospitals in our region (southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, southern New Jersey) are: 48% received an “A”, 23% received a “B”, 25% received a “C”, and 3% received a “D”. The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health is Leapfrog Regional Leader for southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute is Leapfrog Regional Leader for the state of New Jersey.

We congratulate hospitals in our region listed below that received an “A” in the spring 2023 Safety Grades.

Southeastern Pennsylvania
Chester County Hospital
Doylestown Hospital
Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Cedar Avenue
Jefferson Abington Hospital
Jefferson Frankford
Jefferson Torresdale
Main Line Health-Bryn Mawr Hospital
Main Line Health-Lankenau Medical Center
Main Line Health-Paoli Hospital
Main Line Health-Riddle Hospital
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Pennsylvania Hospital
St. Luke's Upper Bucks Hospital
Temple University Hospital - Main Campus

Southern New Jersey
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center - City Campus
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center-Mainland Campus
Cooper University Hospital
Inspira Medical Center Elmer
Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill
Inspira Medical Center Vineland
Jefferson Stratford Hospital
Jefferson Washington Township Hospital
Virtua Marlton Hospital
Virtua Voorhees Hospital

View Leapfrog Press Release here.
View all hospital safety grades at

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