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Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Three Roper St. Francis Healthcare hospitals ranked among best in country

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital have been recognized as “Best Hospitals” by Money and Leapfrog Group.

The hospitals are among just 148 in the country to be honored on the inaugural list intended to help consumers identify the facilities that consistently deliver the safest, highest value care for patients as well as excellence in hospital experience. Roper St. Francis Healthcare had three of the four hospitals recognized in South Carolina.

To be eligible for recognition, the inaugural “Best Hospitals” ranking required hospitals to have received an “A” letter grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in fall 2021.

Roper Hospital, as well as Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, earned “A”s on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades released spring 2022. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades honor hospitals across the country for protecting patients from preventable harm or error.

The latest Best Hospital ranking weighed heavily a hospital's infection rates, maternity care, pediatrics, medication management, hand hygiene practices, nursing workforce and critical care. Leapfrog also tracked the number of high-risk surgeries, including open heart surgery, bariatric surgery for weight loss, lung cancer surgery, and hip replacement surgery, among others.

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