November 6, 2023

Saint Anne’s Hospital Achieves 24 Consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group

Fall River, MA – Saint Anne’s Hospital has been awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for the 24th consecutive time by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of excellence in patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This accolade recognizes Saint Anne’s as one of 18 hospitals out of more than 3,000 hospitals in the country to earn an “A” Grade continuously since 2012.

Saint Anne’s Hospital President Michael Bushell noted, "Achieving such remarkable consistency in patient safety is the result of efforts by each our of employees and members of the medical staff. Attention to detail, clear communication, teamwork, and expertise have helped Saint Anne's become a model for patient safety. On behalf of our patients, we are proud to recognize all who contribute to our culture of safety, each and every day.”

Saint Anne’s is joined by St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, also a Steward Health Care hospital, as being recognized with the “A” Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Group assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“My sincere congratulations to Saint Anne’s team for upholding patient safety standards through thick and thin, never wavering in more than a decade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This hospital team clearly puts patients first, and the results are extraordinary.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring. Saint Anne’s has earned an “A” every time the grades were updated since the inception of the Hospital Safety Grade in 2012.

To see Saint Anne’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Facebook and via its newsletter. 

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 211 beds and satellite locations in Dartmouth, Attleboro, Swansea, and New Bedford, Massachusetts. A member of Steward Health Care, Saint Anne’s provides nationally recognized patient- and family-centered inpatient care and outpatient clinical services to patients from surrounding Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities.

Saint Anne’s key services include the Center for Orthopedic Excellence; bariatric surgery; multiple robotic-assisted surgical capabilities, including orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and general surgery; Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center; two ambulatory surgery centers; the Center for Pain Management; and inpatient geriatric psychiatry services. In addition to earning “Straight A’s” for patient safety since 2012, Saint Anne’s has earned national recognitions for cancer care, spine surgery, bariatric surgery, stroke care, and patient experience.

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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.