Sutter Health Hospitals Receive High Marks in Patient Safety

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Quality

Twelve Sutter Health hospital campuses earned “A” grades today in The Leapfrog Group’s® Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠ for dedication to patient safety. The national employer organization grades hospitals nationwide on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

“Across our network, we work relentlessly to provide exceptional care quality, safety and service for our patients,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “This national ranking demonstrates how, by partnering with one another and other quality and safety experts, we make a difference for communities across Northern California.”

Using 28 measures of publicly available safety data, the Hospital Safety Score assigns A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, Pacific campus earned additional recognition as “straight A” hospitals for consistently earning “A” grades since the launch of the Hospital Safety scorecard in 2012. Only 182 hospitals across the nation achieved this distinction.

Sutter hospital campuses earning A grades include:

Greater San Francisco Bay area

Greater Sacramento and Central Valley region

“The grades for the hospital campuses of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network validates their achievement in preventing harm within the hospital, and we are proud to recognize the efforts of the care providers and staff,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score. “Patient safety requires constant vigilance, and we encourage Sutter Health and all other A hospitals to continue demonstrating unrelenting commitment to patients by consistently providing a safe environment for care.”

See how Sutter Health hospitals campuses scored by visiting the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Patients and their loved ones can also access consumer-friendly tips on how to stay safe during a hospital stay.

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