MENDOCINO Co., 11/29/21 — Adventist Health, which operates the three hospitals within Mendocino County, recently received a top safety rating for the Ukiah Valley hospital from the Leapfrog Group. The hospital has previously received the same top safety rating a number of times in recent years.
Here’s the announcement from Adventist Health:
Ukiah, CA. November 10, 2021 – Adventist Health Ukiah Valley received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Adventist Health Ukiah Valley’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“Patient safety is most important and top of mind for our team at Adventist Health Ukiah Valley,” said Judson Howe, president of Adventist Health in Mendocino County. “This is our sixth consecutive “A” rating making us a straight A facility for patient safety and I could not be prouder of our team for this outstanding accomplishment. Through the ongoing demand of this pandemic and the challenges it presents, our team has made patient safety their highest priority and their dedication to the exceptional patient care we are providing is a true testament to every person’s work at our hospital. It is inspiring to see every team member lean into this important work.”
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 Adventist Health Ukiah Valley for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Adventist Health Ukiah Valley’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.Press release from Adventist Health