November 30, 2016

Saint Anne’s Hospital is one of 72 hospitals in the U.S. to achieve “Straight A’s” for patient safety

Leapfrog Straight A's

Fall River, Mass. – For the ninth consecutive time, The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, has recognized Saint Anne’s Hospital with its “A” Hospital Safety Grade.

Saint Anne’s Hospital is one of just 72 United States hospitals out of more than 2,600 across the country to attain this honor since the inception of the Hospital Safety Grade in 2012.

“Earning ‘Straight A’s’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a remarkable achievement and testament to our team’s ongoing commitment to patient safety,” said Michael Bushell, Saint Anne’s president. “Thanks to the vigilance of our staff, physicians, and all providers, Saint Anne’s has been recognized consistently as a model of excellence in preventing harm to patients.”

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Letter grades are based on a hospital’s record of patient safety and helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Score details for Saint Anne’s Hospital and other hospitals evaluated by The Leapfrog Group, as well as information that explains how to use the safety grades, are available at

About Saint Anne’s Hospital

Founded by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation in 1906, Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a full-service, acute care Catholic hospital with 185 beds and satellite locations in Attleboro, Swansea, Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Stoughton, Massachusetts. The hospital provides nationally recognized patient- and family-centered inpatient and outpatient clinical services to patients from surrounding Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities.

In addition to comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services, key services include Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center in Fall River and Dartmouth; the Joint Commission-certified Center for Orthopedic Excellence; ambulatory surgery centers in Attleboro and Dartmouth; the Center for Pain Management in Swansea and Dartmouth; and geriatric psychiatry services at locations in Fall River and Stoughton.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.