November 16, 2022

Steward Health Care’s Holy Family Hospital Earns Highest “A” Rating on the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Holy Family Hospital Among Steward Hospitals in Massachusetts Recognized for Patient Safety Excellence by Top Hospital Safety Watchdog

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Haverhill, Massachusetts - Both Holy Family Hospital’s campuses in Methuen and Haverhill, MA earned "A" ratings for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group’s the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The designation recognizes Holy Family’s steadfast commitment to patient safety, even under the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in patient safety at both our Haverhill and our Methuen campuses,” said Craig Jesiolowski, President of Holy Family Hospital. “Our staff at both locations maintain a constant focus on ensuring every possible step is taken to keep our patients safe.  I am grateful to every member of our team for making Holy Family Hospital the provider of choice in the Merrimack Valley.”

Holy Family in Methuen and Haverhill were two of six Steward hospitals in Massachusetts recognized with the top mark, including Morton Hospital, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Saint Anne's Hospital, and Good Samaritan Medical Center, Inc.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to 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.

About Holy Family Hospital

Holy Family Hospital is a 320-bed full-service, acute care hospital with two campuses located in  Methuen and Haverhill, Massachusetts. We serve the Merrimack Valley and the cities and towns of  Southern New Hampshire. Our Methuen campus features the Center for Orthopedic Excellence, also  a Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement; and the Merrimack  Valley Heart and Vascular Center featuring a 6,000 square foot catheterization lab and the most  advanced technology in the region. We have been named one of two “Top Hospitals” in  Massachusetts and our Haverhill campus, which features all private inpatient rooms, has received an  “A” rating for safety and quality four years running. Both campuses offer acute care inpatient  medical/surgical units, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services, including eICUs, behavioral health  units, and critical care service lines. To learn more, go to

About Steward Health Care System

Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

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.