Three MountainStar hospitals earn hospital safety "A" grades
Safety award highlights commitment to safe, high-quality care at Lakeview, Lone Peak and St. Mark's Hospitals.
Salt Lake City, Utah — Three hospitals in Utah’s MountainStar Healthcare network earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog which sets standards for excellence in patient care.
Leapfrog assigns letter grades to general hospitals across the country twice a year based on over 30 national performance measures. Bountiful’s Lakeview Hospital, Draper’s Lone Peak Hospital and Millcreek’s St. Mark’s Hospital each earned “A” grades in the latest findings.
“We’re proud of what this recognition says about our dedication to protecting patients,” said Jen Wagenaar, MountainStar’s chief nursing executive. “Our care teams across Utah are deeply focused on coming together to fulfill our collective mission and deliver the best possible healthcare to the communities we serve.”
The Fall 2023 grade was the 15th consecutive “A” for Lakeview Hospital. St. Mark’s earned its fifth straight top mark, and Lone Peak has earned an “A” in three of the last four studies.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that result in more than 500 patient fatalities per day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.
“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means these MountainStar Healthcare facilities made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Boards, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”
The three hospitals are part of a Utah network which served more than one million patient interactions in 2022. MountainStar Healthcare is also part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. MountainStar officials say patients at their 80 care sites from Logan to Payson benefit from the knowledge, data and best practices from HCA Healthcare’s more than 37 million annual patient interactions.
“As part of the HCA Healthcare family, we have access to unparalleled insights and research which enhance the care we deliver throughout Utah,” Wagenaar added.