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Our Lady of the Angels Hospital Achieves Consecutive 'A' Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group

May 15, 2024

LeapFrog Hospital Safety Grade A

Straight A’s at the national level reflects unwavering commitment to patients

Bogalusa, LA – Our Lady of the Angels Hospital was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for the second consecutive time by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

“Our Lady of the Angels Hospital is proud to once again receive this prestigious recognition from The Leapfrog Group," said Chuck Spicer, Our Lady of the Lake Health and Northshore president. “It reflects our ongoing efforts to prioritize patient safety and quality outcomes in all aspects of our operations.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections, and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

“Everyone who works at Our Lady of the Angels 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 Our Lady of the Angels, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

To see Our Lady of the Angel’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and via The Leapfrog Group newsletter.

About Our Lady of the Angels Health

Our Lady of the Angels Health in Bogalusa, Louisiana, has a team of more than 500 employees committed to building a healthier community through excellence in patient care and community education. With a full-service acute care hospital, more than a dozen primary and specialty clinics, extended primary care and pediatric hours, and a team of more than 300 credentialed providers, Our Lady of the Angels provides comprehensive Catholic healthcare services for the people of Washington Parish and the surrounding areas. Our Lady of the Angels is a teaching site for graduate medical education, in partnership with LSU Health—operating the only rurally located rural family medicine residency program in Louisiana and one of only 55 in the nation. Our Lady of the Angels is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and is driven by its mission to serve all of God’s people, especially those most in need. For more information, visit

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 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.

Media Contact

Angela Lambert
Director, Marketing & Communications
Our Lady of the Angels Health



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