For the fifth consecutive time, St. Vincent\u2019s Medical Center in Bridgeport has received an \u201cA\u201d hospital safety score from the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. St. Vincent\u2019s currently is the only hospital in Fairfield County, and one of only three out of 27 rated hospitals in the state, to meet the criteria required for the \u201cA\u201d safety score, according to a press release from the hospital. In recent years, St. Vincent\u2019s has enacted programs that focus on safety. This included mandating a \u201chigh reliability\u201d safety training program for every employee, regardless of position. Other recognition St. Vincent\u2019s also has received Nursing Magnet recognition, the highest national award for nursing excellence; was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, an accreditor of national healthcare organizations; and was featured as a model of a high reliability organization by the U.S. Labor Department\u2019s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) educational website for hospitals. In addition, U.S. News and World Report named St. Vincent\u2019s Medical Center the Best Hospital in Fairfield County and in all of Western Connecticut for 2013-14 in its Best Hospitals survey. The Leapfrog safety report The Leapfrog Group\u2019s Hospital Safety Score used publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. The report looks at 28 measures. U.S. hospitals were assigned a rating of A, B, C, D, or F for their safety.