Natividad Nationally Recognized with an “A” Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group
- November 11, 2019
Natividad was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety GradeThe Leapfrog Group is an independent watchdog organization committed to improving health care quality and safety.
“We are proud to once again be recognized by The Leapfrog Group for our continued focus on improving processes and care hospital-wide,” said Natividad’s CEO Gary Gray, DO. “All of our staff — from physicians, nurses, other clinical and nonclinical employees along with our board of trustees — help make this achievement possible.”
“’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 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 Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. To see Natividad’s full grade details, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About the Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.