Centura Health, a regional healthcare provider along the Front Range, was nationally recognized with four Leapfrog Top Hospital Awards for Quality and Safety.  Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.

The Top Hospital designation is given by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality, according to the press release.

“Our incredible caregivers are always focused on delivering excellent clinical outcomes and creating an environment of continuous learning,” said Dr. Shauna Gulley, senior vice president and chief clinical officer. “As our ministry dealt with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our people remained focused on delivering health care in a different way – compassionate, top-quality and safety focused. I am grateful for their continued energy, focus and commitment to living Safety First, People Always!”

The Centura hospitals recognized include: 

Top General: Centura Health – Castle Rock Adventist Hospital

Top Rural: Centura Health – Mercy Regional Medical Center

Top Teaching: Centura Health – Avista Adventist Hospital

Centura Health – St. Francis Medical Center

More than 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. A total of 149 top hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals, including: