Natividad Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
- November 16, 2021
Natividad Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Natividad’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Natividad’s doctors, nurses and clinical teams are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to everyone we serve,” said Interim CEO Dr. Chad Harris. “We are proud to see our hard work and diligence pay off with this top safety rating, all while facing the challenges of the pandemic.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Natividad for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”