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Doctors Medical Center Earns Top Grade in Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group

Nov 8, 2018

One of 855 hospitals in the United States to receive an A rating

Modesto, Calif. – Nov. 8, 2018 – Doctors Medical Center was awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care to the Central Valley community.

This designation recognizes Doctors Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Hospital Safety Grade is designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one. The Leapfrog Group assigns A, B, C, D or F grades to hospitals across the country based on their ability to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

“This rating recognizes our commitment to placing safety at the forefront of our patients’ care,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “We focus on driving improvements in care delivery and patient satisfaction every day. Our clinical leaders regularly review our hospital’s patient care processes and compare our data to nationally recognized benchmarks and best practices. Nothing is more important to us than offering our patients trusted care in a safe environment.”

“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Doctors Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”

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. hospitals twice per year. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and the results are free to the public.

Doctors Medical Center was one of 855 hospitals across the country awarded an “A” in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Doctors Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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