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Adventist Health Portland Earns 8th Consecutive “A” Grade for Patient Safety Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Awards & Recognition

Adventist Health Portland has again received an “A” grade for hospital safety from national patient safety watchdog the Leapfrog Group for the Spring 2017 reporting period. This is Adventist Health Portland’s eighth consecutive “A” grade.

Adventist Health joins 19 other Oregon hospitals and 823 hospitals nationwide to receive an “A” grade, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States and demonstrating commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.

“Becoming a top hospital for patient safety takes collaboration and commitment,” says David Russell, president and CEO of Adventist Health Portland. “Staying there requires a culture of continuous improvement and a shared focus on our mission. I’m proud of our team members and providers who are the reason we have received this top rating from Leapfrog since 2013.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 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. Learn more at www.HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

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Adventist Health Portland includes Adventist Medical Center in southeast Portland, a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. It is ranked in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for patient safety. Adventist Health Medical Group represents more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians who treat and admit their patients to Adventist Medical Center.

Adventist Health services in Portland are part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit AdventistHealth.org/NW for more information.

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 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 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.