Kaiser Permanente Orange County hospitals were awarded an 'A' in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Anaheim and Irvine Medical Center's achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.
"We are very proud of this recognition, as it further exemplifies our continuous commitment to prioritize patient safety," said Mark Costa, senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Permanente Orange County. "During this critical time, our staff and physicians remain dedicated to delivering safe and excellent care that our members and patients expect and deserve."
"As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "We hope this 'A' helps to thank the people who work and volunteer for Anaheim and Irvine Medical Centers. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country's time of need."
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade's methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Kaiser Permanente Anaheim and Irvine Medical Centers were awarded an 'A' grade today, when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2020. To see full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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