St. Francis Hospital-Memphis & St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett A for Patient Safety 
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 



Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety ScoreSM

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett were honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety.

"I am so proud of our staff for this achievement," said David Archer, CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare. "Excellence in patient safety, quality care and customer service is what will keep patients and physicians consistently coming to our hospitals for their health care."

“It’s The Leapfrog Group’s goal to give patients the information they need and deserve before even entering a hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the hospitals that earned an ‘A’ and we look forward to the day when all hospitals in the U.S. will earn the highest scores for putting patient safety first.”

To see how the scores for Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett compare nationally and locally, visit  the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group ( is a national 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 Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is a 519-bed full service hospital located at 5959 Park Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee.  The hospital has been recognized for excellence of care by United Healthcare, CIGNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. In 2012, the American Heart Association presented the Gold Performance Plus Achievement Award to Saint Francis for Heart Failure in their "Get With The Guidelines" program. Offering a wide array of medical services, Saint Francis is noted for its many Centers of Excellence, including its Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Sleep Center, Chest Pain Emergency Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Surgical Services, Diabetes Center, and Women’s Center. The Knee and Hip Replacement program and Stroke Center have received special certification by The Joint Commission.

Saint Francis Hospital serves as an academic training site for University of Tennessee Surgical, Family Practice, and Psychiatric Residents.  The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Saint Francis Hospital, visit

About Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is a 156-bed full service hospital located at 2986 Kate Bond Rd in Bartlett.  Opened in 2004, the hospital provides an extensive offering of medical services including a 24 hour emergency room, critical care, cardiac care, The Women’s Center, neonatal intensive care, oncology, urology, physical therapy and a 16-bed Orthopedic/Spine Unit. Cigna has recognized Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett as a Center of Excellence for knee replacement. In addition, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has been honored with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure Gold Plus Achievement Award.