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Madera Community Hospital Receives An “A”

Madera Community Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety  From The Leapfrog Group, A National Nonprofit Health Care Ratings Organization

Madera, CA  The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades on April 29, 2021. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harm.

The Leapfrog Group grades more than 2700 hospitals. Madera Community Hospital was one of only 93 hospitals awarded an “A”, in California, for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards.

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Among California Hospital’s receiving an “A” grad, the Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angles, Stanford Hospitals in Stanford and Pleasanton and Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.

“The Leapfrog “A” grade is evidence of the safety our patients expect, deserve and receive when choosing Madera Community Hospital,” Karen Paolinelli, Chief Executive Officer, Madera Community Hospital. “The second “A” in the past three years demonstrates our relentless focus on safe patient centered care.” added Paolinelli.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures including rates of preventable errors, injuries and infections as well as the systems adopted by hospital’s to improve patients safety.  The Safety Grades are based on peer-reviewed methodology, calculated by top patient safety experts, are 100% transparent and free to the public.

photo is of Kanwal Singh, MD, Chief of Staff celebrating our “A” from the Leapfrog

“My colleagues and I work diligently to ensure exemplary patient safety outcomes and are pleased to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group,” Kanwal Singh, MD, Cardiology, Chief of Staff, Madera Community Hospital.  “We strive for continual process improvement resulting in safe, efficient patient care,” added Dr. Singh.

“Recognition from The Leapfrog Group attests to our commitment to patient safety from our Medical Staff, all Employees and the Board,” said Deidre daSilva, Chair, Madera Community Hospital Board of Trustees. “I am inspired by the diligence of our workforce, especially during the pandemic, for keeping patient safety a priority at Madera Community Hospital,” daSilva added.

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 forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.

About Madera Community Hospital

The only hospital located on State Highway 99, our 106 bed General Acute Care Hospital was founded in 1971 by a group of citizens committed to providing quality emergency and hospital services to Madera County residents. Today Madera Community Hospital is the County’s premier health system providing integrated care through access to primary medical service with Rural Health Clinics in Chowchilla, Madera and Mendota and 22 medical specialties.

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