Doctors Medical Center Earns 'A' in Patient Safety from Leapfrog GroupNov 7, 2019
Modesto, Calif. – Nov. 7, 2019 – Doctors Medical Center was awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare for the Central Valley.
The Hospital Safety Grade is designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
“We focus on driving improvements in care delivery and patient satisfaction every day. Our clinical leaders regularly review our patient care processes and compare our data to nationally recognized benchmarks and best practices,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “This rating recognizes our commitment to placing safety at the forefront of our patients’ care. Nothing is more important to us than offering our patients trusted care in a safe environment.”
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 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 grades are peer-reviewed, fully transparent and the results are free to the public.
Doctors Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.