Stamford Hospital Awarded “A” Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

Published: May 01, 2024

Andie Jodko, Communications Director
Stamford Health

Stamford Hospital Awarded “A” Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

STAMFORD, CT, May 1, 2024 – Today, Stamford Hospital announced they received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for Spring 2024. This is Stamford Hospital’s third consecutive “A” rating from Leapfrog. Out of 28 Connecticut hospitals to receive ratings from Leapfrog this reporting period, Stamford Hospital was one of only one of two hospitals in Fairfield County and one of 11 in the state to receive an “A.” This national distinction celebrates Stamford Hospital’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm.

“Upholding an “A” rating since Spring 2023 demonstrates our commitment to patient safety and high-quality care,” stated Dr. Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical and Quality Officer at Stamford Health. “This achievement is a true testament to our dedicated caregivers who provide expert, compassionate care to our patients every day.”

Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 20 measures of safe practices, complications, and infections and patient experience.

“I am proud to say that by all reported metrics and considering ratings from all major agencies including The Leapfrog Group, Stamford Hospital is widely recognized for its commitment to high-quality care,” added Kathleen Silard, President and CEO. “I extend my gratitude to our entire staff for making patient safety and quality outcomes our number one priority.”

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

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring. To see Stamford Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on X, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and via The Leapfrog Group newsletter. 

About Stamford Health

Stamford Health is a non-profit independent health care system with more than 3,900 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. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Stamford Hospital as a High-Performing Hospital. The Leapfrog Group awarded Stamford Hospital an “A” for patient safety. 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 Health is Planetree Gold-Certified for Excellence in Person-Centered Care and is a Certified™ Great Place to Work.

Stamford Health is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and offers treatment and expertise from Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s nationally recognized heart and neuro surgeons. Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care right in Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center has a robust collaboration with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.

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

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 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. 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 and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.

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