South San Francisco, CA December 8, 2016 Submitted by Joe Fragola, Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Named “Top Teaching Hospital
By the Leapfrog Group
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center has earned a distinction as a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a national group that compares hospitals’ performance on U.S. standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
Leapfrog is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S. The recognition showcases the hospital’s commitment to patient safety and quality.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by Leapfrog. Our hospitals are among the very best in the nation because of our care teams commitment to do what is best for the member to keep them safe while providing the highest quality care,” said Maria Ansari, MD, Physician-in Chief, KPSF. “We ensure the medical students and resident physicians are well-integrated into our safety and quality programs. The health and well-being of our members is a shared responsibility between our highly skilled physicians, nurses and care teams, working together collaboratively as one.”
The annual “Top Hospital” list is a prestigious group of U.S. teaching and general medical centers. [Fremont] Medical center is one of five Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals named a “Top Teaching Hospital,” a new category in Leapfrog this year. The other Northern California Top Teaching hospitals were Roseville, San Francisco, Vacaville and Vallejo.
Teaching hospitals are those with a documented affiliation agreement with a medical school or participate in a number of approved, active residency programs such as obstetrics/gynecology or pediatrics.
To view the complete list of Leapfrog’s 2016 “Top Teaching Hospitals,” visit the group’s website at www.leapfroggroup.org.