Doctors Medical Center Nationally Recognized for Patient SafetyApr 29, 2021
Doctors Medical Center was awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare for the Central Valley.
The Leapfrog 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.
“Nothing is more important to us than offering our patients trusted care in a safe environment,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “Our employees and medical staff are dedicated to providing high quality, safe care for each person who walks through our doors. We are proud to receive this national rating as it recognizes our continuous commitment to placing safety at the forefront of the care we provide.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Doctors Medical Center shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 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 spring 2021 update. To see full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.