St. Charles Parish Hospital recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Published 1:17 pm Saturday, December 3, 2022

LULING – St Charles Parish Hospital (SCPH) received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for Fall 2022. This national distinction recognized St. Charles Parish Hospital for achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. The full list of hospital ratings can be found at hospitalsafetygrade.org.

“Serving our community by providing high quality compassionate healthcare and putting patients first is our top priority at St. Charles Parish Hospital. It is a great honor to receive this recognition from The Leapfrog Group. I am proud of our physicians, nurses and employees as this is a direct result of their dedication and work ethic,” said Keith Dacus, chief executive officer, St. Charles Parish Hospital.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

St. Charles Parish Hospital is a 59-bed facility which was created as a service district hospital in 1959. It is managed by Ochsner Health. In 2014, a partnership with Ochsner Health established the sharing of best medical practices and the implementation of advanced technology, resulting in improved quality, expanded access to care and reduction in medical costs.

For more information about St. Charles Parish Hospital, visit www.ochsner.org/stch.