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GAMC Makes the Leapfrog List for Safest Hospitals in the US

Awards & Recognition

Glendale, CA – Patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group published its newest results for hospital safety scores on April 29, 2015. Glendale Adventist Medical Center received an ‘A’ for Spring 2015.

The Hospital Safety Score is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. A full description of the data and methodology used in determining grades is available online at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

“We have made significant strides year after year in patient safety in all areas. We are honored to receive an ‘A’ for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group,” said Kevin A. Roberts, president/CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. “Our entire staff, including our physicians, nurses, associates and administration have worked hard to keep patient care, safety and outcomes as the focus of our success.”

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 collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Hospital Safety Score, 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.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a non-profit, 515-bed acute care hospital serving the greater Los Angeles community for nearly 110 years. Throughout the last century, the hospital has stayed on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in health care. Its mission is to share God’s love in the community by promoting healing and wellness for the whole person and it’s been able to do so with numerous accreditations, certifications and awards from many organizations.