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GAMC Earns 'A' Grade in Leapfrog's Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

Awards & Recognition

Glendale, CA – The independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, published its newest results for hospital safety scores on Oct. 28. Glendale Adventist Medical Center earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. 

The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

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 our second consecutive ‘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 mission.”
 

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. 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 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.