The Leapfrog Group recognized Kaiser Permanente Modesto and Manteca hospitals with a top score of “A” in its biannual Hospital Safety Grades report, which examined and graded nearly 3,000 hospitals throughout the United States.
A total of 16 Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals received “A” grades including: Antioch, Fremont, Fresno, Manteca, Modesto, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Vacaville, Vallejo and Walnut Creek. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Oakland, Richmond, Sacramento, and San Leandro received “B” grades.
“We are proud to see our commitment to patient safety recognized,” said Aphriekah DuHaney-West, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente’s Central Valley Service Area. “Our top priority is to ensure our patients, visitors and staff receive safe high-quality, person-centered care every time.”
Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals continue to be consistently recognized as among the country’s best for outstanding patient safety, positive outcomes, and patient experience.
“This recognition reflects Kaiser Permanente’s pride in service and our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our patients,” said Sanjay Marwaha, MD, physician in chief for Kaiser Permanente’s Central Valley Service Area. “Our grade ‘A’ Leapfrog scores reflect the dedication of our physicians, nurses and teams to patient safety and the exceptional care we deliver to our members and patients every day.”
In addition to being recognized by The Leapfrog Group, Kaiser Permanente’s Modesto and Manteca hospitals were also named to the 2022 Cal Hospital Compare Patient Safety Honor Roll. The Patient Safety Honor Roll uses objective, publicly available patient safety measures to evaluate hospitals across a variety of domains including hospital acquired infections, adverse patient safety events, sepsis management, patient experience, and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. In total, 323 acute care hospitals were considered for Honor Roll status.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, released its Hospital Safety Grades after examining publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections at U.S. hospitals. The report includes data collected by national health care organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scores are calculated based on more than 30 publicly available measures, and hospitals are then assigned A, B, C, D or F grades for their safety records. The grades are released as a free resource to help patients and their families make informed health care decisions.
For more information and a complete list of the hospital safety grades, visit Leapfrog.