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Adventist Health Lodi Memorial receives A rating for patient safety for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

2019

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial has been awarded an A from The Leapfrog Group for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Our care providers are proud to receive the distinction of an A-grade hospital,” said Daniel Wolcott, president of Adventist Health Lodi Memorial. “We prioritize patients first, and this recognition illustrates the dedication of our physicians, nurses and employees who are committed to providing an exceptional quality of care to Lodi-area communities.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“To be recognized nationally as an A hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”

To see the grades for all San Joaquin 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.