Des Peres Hospital Gets an "A" for Patient Safety

Des Peres Hospital was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Des Peres Hospital was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.  The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

“Providing the highest quality of care in the safest possible environment is the focus of Des Peres Hospital.  We participate in this hospital safety survey as part of our commitment to transparency and to delivering quality patient care,” said John Grah, chief executive officer.  “National recognition with an “A” performance is a testament to the daily efforts our clinical and support teams make to maintain safe practices and to provide high quality care.”

“Hospitals that earn an A have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Congratulations to Des Peres Hospital for its safety excellence.  I look forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard.”

To see Des Peres Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

About The Leapfrog Group

The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.

About Des Peres Hospital

Des Peres Hospital is a 143-bed acute care community hospital located at 2345 Dougherty Ferry Road, at the intersection of I-270 and Dougherty Ferry Road.  It has been serving the medical and health care needs of St. Louis County since 1974.  Des Peres Hospital provides quality medical and surgical services, including geriatrics, cardiology, bariatrics (surgical weight loss management), orthopedics, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and emergency care.  

Des Peres Hospital is a fully-accredited Chest Pain Center, as recognized by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, as recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 

Des Peres Hospital is part of Tenet's Central Region and is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association’s Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.  To learn more, visit www.despereshospital.com.

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