Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Receives an A for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Oct 15, 2019

By achieving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett receives recognition as one of the safest hospitals in the United States and the only hospital in the Greater Memphis Area to receive an “A” for Fall 2018.. The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F” letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. 

“With our high standard of safety and commitment to quality care, we are extremely proud to achieve this distinguished award,” said Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett CEO Chris Locke. “This designation is a testament to our dedicated, highly skilled staff and physicians that provide our patients with the highest level of safety and care every day when they enter the doors of our hospital.”

To see Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

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