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Adventist Health Glendale Earns 7th Consecutive 'A'

Awards & Recognition

Glendale, California – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns a grade of A, B, C, D or F to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. 
 
“Having earned our seventh consecutive ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog is a testament that providing excellent and safe care is ingrained in the culture at AHGL. Our physicians, nurses, and associates are committed to creating a safe environment and reducing harm from hospital acquired complications. We are on a journey to providing perfect care. We want our community members to feel confident that at AHGL, we put patient safety first so they can have peace of mind when their loved ones are being treated at our hospital,” said Despina Kayichian, MD, VP of Medical Affairs and Quality at AHGL.

“This is the only national rating of how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and death, such as medical errors, infections, and injuries,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Receiving an ‘A’ Safety Grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for preventing these terrible problems and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day.” 

Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The report is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
 
To see Adventist Health Glendale’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.  
 
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.  
 
About Adventist Health Glendale
Adventist Health Glendale is a 515-bed medical center built on the Seventh-day Adventist faith and mission to improve the health of our communities. Our mission statement is living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Since our founding in 1905, countless patients have entrusted our physicians, nurses and associates with their health care needs.

Adventist Health Glendale is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.