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Adventist Health Simi Valley Receives an A for Patient Safety!

2019

SIMI VALLEY, CA. May 15, 2019 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Adventist Health Simi Valley (AHSV) earned an A grade recognizing the hospital’s strong commitment to improving patient safety.

"Adventist Health Simi Valley has an inspired mission and a rich legacy of healing. “I am so proud of our hospital, our associates, physicians and nurses who work tirelessly to provide the best quality care possible for our community. We are committed to quality and safety, and our ‘A’ Leapfrog grade proves our relentless dedication to our patients. It’s an honor to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group once again.” said Jennifer Swenson, President, Adventist Health Simi Valley.

“I am extremely proud of the tremendous team effort and collaboration between the hospital associates and medical staff to accomplish this Leapfrog “A” grade. It’s a testament to all of our team members’; dedication in providing the highest quality and safest patient care to those we serve, said, John Dingilian, Chief Medical Officer Adventist Health Simi Valley,

“Our goal is to inform patients about local hospitals with the best safety measures in place and the strongest records,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Every hospital can earn an ‘A’ grade, and we’re proud of the hospitals that are committed to making an effort to protect patients from harm.”

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Adventist Health Simi Valley's full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 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 Simi Valley
For more than 52 years, Adventist Health Simi Valley has had an inspired mission, amazing people and a rich legacy of healing. The hospital is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. All of Adventist Health Southern California Regional hospitals (Adventist Health Simi Valley, Adventist Health Glendale, Adventist Health White Memorial) earned an 'A' grade in Leapfrog's 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.

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