SPRINGFIELD – PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend was awarded an ‘A’ by a national hospital rating group.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that assigns grades to hospitals across the country based on preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harm.

The grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and transparent, and the results are free to the public.

To see PeaceHealth at RiverBend’s full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth.