St. Clair Health Earns ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for Spring 2024

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 1, 2024) – St. Clair Health has earned an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade for the Spring 2024 period from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers. The Hospital Safety Grade is considered to be one of the gold standards for measuring patient safety in the United States.

“Receiving an ‘A’ grade for the 22nd time in 12 years from The Leapfrog Group is an extraordinary achievement for St. Clair Health,” says Marion McGowan, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Clair Health. “It’s a testament to the hard work and ongoing dedication of every team member in prioritizing the safety of every patient, every day.”

Since 2012, The Leapfrog Group has assigned a semi-annual A, B, C, D, or F grade for nearly 3,000 hospitals nationwide based on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public so consumers can quickly assess the safety of their local hospitals. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on prevention of medical errors and harm to patients.

“Everyone who works at St. Clair Health should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank St. Clair Health, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

This ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade reinforces that St. Clair Health delivers the highest level of care to its patients and further establishes the institution as a leader in the healthcare industry. For more information about St. Clair Health and its commitment to patient safety, please visit

About St. Clair Health
St. Clair Health is a nationally recognized, integrated health system with more than 2,500 employees and 600 physicians serving 500,000 residents of the region. It encompasses St. Clair Hospital; St. Clair Medical Group—a 135-physician multispecialty group; St. Clair Health Foundation; and other related entities. In 2016, St. Clair Health became a member of Mayo Clinic Care Network. As a leader in high value healthcare, it participates with all major insurers. For more information, visit

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and 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. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.