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Adventist Health Glendale Receives Its Ninth Consecutive ‘A’ for Patient Safety Spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Awards & Recognition

Glendale, California, May 15, 2019 – Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) was awarded its ninth consecutive ‘A’ fromThe Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. AHGL is among the top 4% of hospitals graded nationwide, and the only hospital in the Glendale/Burbank area, to receive nine ‘straight A’s’ four years in a row. 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.

“We are honored to have earned this grade once again. I’m very proud of our team! This ninth consecutive ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog is a testament that our world-class physicians, nurses and associates are committed and compassionate about creating a safe health care environment while reducing hospital-acquired complications. I want our community members to feel confident that we put patient safety first,” said Adventist Health Glendale President Alice Issai.

“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.”

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 see Adventist Health Glendale’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

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. All of Adventist Health Southern California Regional hospitals (Adventist Health Glendale, Adventist Health Simi Valley, Adventist Health White Memorial) earned an 'A' grade in Leapfrog's 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.