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HCA/HealthONE’s North Suburban Medical Center Receives an A in Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group for Tenth Consecutive Time

The A-rating for Spring of 2019 marks five-years of consistent A-ratings for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group.

Thornton, CO, May 17, 2019 --( The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades to general acute-care hospitals in the nation. North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colorado was awarded the organization’s highest grade - an “A” in patient safety. This A-rating for spring 2019 is the tenth consecutive A-rating that the hospital has received.

The Hospital Safety grades, ranging from A to F, rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, injuries, errors and infections. North Suburban Medical Center was the only hospital in the North Metro Denver area to receive an “A” for spring 2019 and for the previous year as well (Spring 2018 and Fall 2018). The A-rating marks a commitment to meeting the highest patient standards in the in the country.

“Patient care and the safety of our patients is always top-of-mind for us,” said Daphne David, president and CEO of North Suburban Medical Center. “This tenth ‘A’ marks five years of consistent top-ratings and is a reflection of a longstanding commitment by staff, physicians and hospital leadership to keep our patients at the center of everything we do.”

Administered on behalf of employers and other purchasers, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the nation’s only rating system focused entirely on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is reviewed by a National Expert Panel and receives guidance from the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. It is updated every six months, once in the fall and once in the spring.

Impressively, North Suburban has the strongest record of quality of any hospital in the North Denver Metro area and has received several other quality awards and recognition recently. In 2018, North Suburban Medical Center was awarded the Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Services, attained a 5-Star Healthgrades rating for vaginal deliveries, and was recertified for Stroke and Sepsis care by The Joint Commission. North Suburban also receive two A-ratings from the Leapfrog Group in 2018.

To see North Suburban’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit

To learn more about North Suburban and it quality awards, please visit

About North Suburban Medical Center
North Suburban Medical Center is the highest-quality hospital in north Denver. As a member of the HealthONE family of hospitals, North Suburban is one of just two hospitals in the state of Colorado to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures each of the last five years. In addition, North Suburban is the only hospital in north Denver to receive an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s biannual patient safety ratings the last nine surveys. North Suburban has been honored by the Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best ERs and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. Licensed for 157 beds, North Suburban is proud to be a part of the HealthONE system of hospitals that earned the ranking as the #7 corporate philanthropist in the metro area and was the only hospital system ranked in the top 10. HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2018 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.

About HealthONE
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE system of care, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes seven hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, CareNow urgent care and occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region. And, as one of the top ten corporate philanthropists in the metro area, HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2016 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.
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