FRESNO — The Leapfrog Group recognized Kaiser Permanente Fresno 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.
“Providing safe patient care is our top priority,” said Wade Nogy, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente Fresno. “We are proud of this recognition, which is a testament to the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff to ensure our patients, members and the communities we serve are cared for in the safest way possible.”
“These scores demonstrate our commitment to providing safe, high-quality care,” said Shahzad Jahromi, MD, MS, physician in chief for Kaiser Permanente Fresno. “Our clinical teams continue to provide world-class superior care and we are honored to be recognized once again as a leader in patient safety.”
In addition to being recognized by The Leapfrog Group, Kaiser Permanente’s Fresno was 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.
About the Leapfrog Safety Grades
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.
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