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Adventist Health Selma earns A in patient safety for spring 2019

Awards & Recognition

CONTACT: Gabriela Ornelas

Communication Manager

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DATE: May 15, 2019

Adventist Health Selma earns A in patient safety for spring 2019

SELMA –Adventist Health Selma has received an A in patient safety for spring 2019 from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that measures healthcare quality and safety. This marks the fourth time in a row that Adventist Health Selma has earned the highest grade. Adventist Health Selma is the only hospital in Fresno County to maintain an A since fall 2017.

“Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our patients and everyone who walks through our doors,” said Andrea Kofl, president of Adventist Health services in the Central Valley. “To be nationally recognized as an A hospital in patient safety is truly an honor. Adventist Health Selma remains dedicated to meeting the highest safety standards as we fulfill our mission of living God’s love.”

The Hospital 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. Twenty-eight measures of publicly available hospital safety data are used to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice a year.

To see Adventist Health Selma’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit

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Adventist Health in the Central Valley is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 35,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.