Covenant HealthCare Earns 7th Consecutive “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Covenant HealthCare received its seventh consecutive “A” grade in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the Covenant team’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“During these challenging times, we are again, extremely humbled and inspired to be recognized with the Leapfrog Hospital ‘A’ Safety Grade,” says Dr. Michael Sullivan, Vice President of Quality Improvement/Chief Medical Officer. “Now more than ever, during the pandemic, this honor recognizes the dedication and commitment of each and every one of our caregivers to patient safety and Zero Harm.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Covenant HealthCare shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

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 more than 2,700 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.

Covenant HealthCare was awarded an “A” grade when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2021 this month. To see Covenant’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. It is issued by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care, founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new 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.