Leapfrog "A" Rating for Safety

Leapfrog logo‚ÄčAdventist Health Bakersfield was awarded an “A” by The Leapfrog Group for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. AH Bakersfield was the only hospital in Kern County to receive an “A” rating.

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, recently released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see the grades for all Kern County Hospitals and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.