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Published on May 13, 2021

Stamford Health Is One of Connecticut’s Highest-Quality Hospitals

According to Recent Recognitions from Leapfrog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Nurses Credentialing Center

STAMFORD, CT, May 11, 2021 – Stamford Hospital has received both an “A” Hospital Safety rating from Leapfrog and a “5 Star” Overall Quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These recognitions follow Stamford Hospital’s re-accreditation with Magnet Status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which was announced last week. Stamford Health is the only hospital in the state of Connecticut to hold Leapfrog “A” and CMS 5-star ratings, along with Magnet designation concurrently.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national, nonprofit dedicated to improving healthcare quality and safety, last week released its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Score grades. Stamford Hospital was once again recognized with an “A.” Among 28 Connecticut hospitals rated by Leapfrog, 29% received an “A”. Stamford Hospital remains the only hospital in Fairfield County to achieve this distinction.  Stamford Hospital was able to maintain their “A” score primarily due to strong overall performance in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare in areas such as infection prevention.

Additionally, Stamford Hospital has also received a five-star Overall Quality rating from CMS (on a scale of one to five stars.) Among 37 Connecticut hospitals receiving a star rating, 11% received five stars. 14% of U.S. acute care hospitals received five stars.    Stamford Hospital performed favorably across all CMS reported quality measures, with strength in safety, infection prevention, readmission, and clinical outcomes.

“I am proud of the efforts made by all of our staff and physicians, every day, and at every level across the organization, to maintain a safe care environment with a keen focus on evidence-based care practices,” said Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical & Quality Officer at Stamford Health. “These exceptional results speak for themselves. Our focus on infection prevention remains essential as both Stamford Health and the community continue to see cases of COVID-19. These recognitions are a reminder that our team and facility are well prepared to safely care for all patients and their diverse needs.”

“These distinctions from CMS and Leapfrog, coupled with our recent Magnet re-accreditation, are true testaments to the expert care our entire clinical team, alongside our community physicians, deliver to our patients every day,” said Kathleen Silard, President & CEO of Stamford Health. “I am incredibly proud of our team. Even while battling the COVID-19 pandemic, they have never lost sight of our unwavering commitment to quality and patient safety” added Silard.

About Stamford Health:

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,700 employees committed to caring for the community through a wide range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families receive expert, compassionate care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 40 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.

Stamford Health is known for its expert, person-centered care through its many recognitions and partnerships. Stamford Hospital is the only hospital in Fairfield County, CT to receive a grade of A from The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization for protecting patient safety. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Stamford Hospital as a High Performing Hospital. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rated Stamford Hospital as a five-star hospital for Overall Quality. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has granted Stamford Hospital Magnet Status, which recognizes superior patient care with the highest level of safety, quality and patient satisfaction. Stamford Hospital is a Planetree Gold-Certified Person-Centered Hospital of Distinction, and one of only seven in the world to attain that distinction.

Stamford Health is also a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care right in Stamford, CT. Additionally, Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center recently announced an expanded collaboration with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.

Dedicated to being the community’s most trusted healthcare partner, Stamford Health puts patients first to build long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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