Covenant HealthCare Nationally Recognized with Fourth Consecutive ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Covenant HealthCare was again awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Covenant HealthCare’s achievements providing safer health care. This is the fourth consecutive “A” Covenant has received recognizing efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

“The region counts on Covenant to be a resource for the community providing high-quality care,” said Dr. Michael Sullivan, Vice President of Performance Improvement and Chief Medical Officer. “Now, more than ever, we appreciate the validation we are doing the right things to live up to patients’ expectations. We want people to know that during these trying times, the hospital continues to provide safe care for medical needs. Every single person on the Covenant HealthCare team makes a difference, and we thank them for their commitment to delivering safe care.”

“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Covenant HealthCare. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.

To see Covenant’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit