November 16, 2022

Steward Health Care’s Good Samaritan Medical Center Earns Highest “A” Rating on the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Good Samaritan One of Six Steward Hospitals in Massachusetts Recognized for Patient Safety Excellence by Top Hospital Safety Watchdog

Good Samaritan Medical Center earned an "A" rating for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group’s the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes Good Samaritan’s steadfast commitment to patient safety, even under the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Patient safety is the highest priority for our physicians, nurses, and staff at Good Samaritan.  Every member of our team collaborates closely to ensure that all safety measures are met for every patient,” said Matthew Hesketh, President of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “Our staff should be proud to know that their exceptional work and constant focus on safety has earned us this national distinction. It is a privilege to care for the Greater Brockton community and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure they have access to the highest quality healthcare possible.”

Good Samaritan was one of six Steward hospitals in Massachusetts recognized with the top mark, including Holy Family Hospital - Haverhill, Holy Family Hospital - Methuen, Morton Hospital, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, and Saint Anne's Hospital.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring. 

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.