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HCA/HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St.

Luke’s Medical Center Receives Ninth

Consecutive "A" Grade in Leapfrog Hospital Safety

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) was awarded its ninth consecutive "A" in fall 2019
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients
from harm and providing safer healthcare.

Denver, CO, November 13, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (P/SL) was
awarded its ninth consecutive "A" in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction
recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. The Leapfrog
Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of
healthcare committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The
Safety Grade assigns an "A," "B," "C," "D" or "F" grade to all general hospitals across the country based
on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to
patients in their care.

“Achieving this grade in nine consecutive Leapfrog reports is a testament to the hard work, diligence and
dedication our staff provides to our patients every single day,” said Maureen Tarrant, President and CEO
at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. “By improving
checks and balances and ensuring strong lines of communication, we are able to keep patients safe,
reduce infection rates and achieve high quality outcomes. It is truly a collaborative effort and we are very
pleased to have achieved this high honor once again.”

“'A' hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,”
said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every
level - from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors - and we congratulate the teams who
have worked so hard to earn this 'A.'”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 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.

P/SL was awarded an "A" grade when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see the
full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital,
visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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 forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare.
The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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

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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.

About HealthONE's Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

For more than 135 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (P/SL) has been meeting the healthcare
needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, and from
around the world. With more than 80 specialties, 1,200 specialists and primary care physicians and 1,800
employees, P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is the only tertiary/quaternary combined
pediatric and adult hospital in this region. Leading comprehensive services include the Center for
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care, Blood & Marrow Transplant, Labor
& Delivery/Mom & Baby, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Spine, Kidney/Liver Transplant,
Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing, Infectious Disease and more. For more information, please visit

About Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL is the anchor facility for HealthONE's system of pediatric
care. With more than 300 board-certified pediatric specialists and sub-specialists, RMHC has the largest
Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the Rocky Mountain region, the most experienced
high-risk maternal fetal program, a world-renowned specialized center for minimally invasive surgery for
infants and children and a nationally renowned institute for youth sports medicine, including a center
focused on concussion. RMHC has 9 Denver-area locations and two dedicated pediatric ERs. For more
information, please visit www.rockymountainhospitalforchildren.com.

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