South San Francisco, CA June 20, 2022 Submitted by Antonia Ehlers, Kaiser Permanente
The Leapfrog Group’s biannual safety report gives Kaiser Permanente hospitals top scores for limiting patient injuries, reducing medical errors, and preventing infections
South San Francisco, Calif., May 20, 2022 – The Leapfrog Group recognized Kaiser Permanente’s South San Francisco Medical Center with a top score of “A” in its biannual Hospital Safety Grades report, which examined and graded nearly 3,000 hospitals throughout the United States.
A total of 16 Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals received “A” grades including: Antioch, Fremont, Fresno, Manteca, Modesto, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Vacaville, Vallejo and Walnut Creek. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Oakland, Richmond, Sacramento, and San Leandro received “B” grades.
“Receiving high marks from The Leapfrog Group is a testament to our commitment to quality health care,” Sheila Gilson, senior vice president and interim area manager, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco. “Our physicians and staff provide exceptional care with warmth and compassion for our members.”
“While it’s always nice to get an ‘A’ grade, this acknowledgment from the Leapfrog Group is further validation of what our doctors, nurses and staff do every day,” said John Skerry, MD, physician in chief, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco. “We have a relentless commitment to keeping our patients safe–every patient, every time.”
More about the Leapfrog Safety Grades
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, released its Hospital Safety Grades after examining publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections at U.S. hospitals. The report includes data collected by national health care organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scores are calculated based on more than 30 publicly available measures, and hospitals are then assigned A, B, C, D or F grades for their safety records. The grades are released as a free resource to help patients and their families make informed health care decisions.
For more information and a complete list of the hospital safety grades, visit Leapfrog.
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