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SVMHS Earns ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

SVMHS Earns ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

November 16, 2022 – For the seventh consecutive report card, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System earned another 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. Leapfrog released the Fall 2022 letter grade results today based on a clinical, evidence-based review of patient safety metrics.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization which rates how well hospitals prevent medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Our team is dedicated to providing safe, quality care day in and day out,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “While we take pride in all of the many national awards and recognition we receive, safety is foundational to everything we do in patient care. Our consistency in maintaining the highest marks for patient safety is a testament to our commitment”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

For more information about the 'A' score received at SVMHS or to view the list of state rankings, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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