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Adventist Health White Memorial Receives ‘A’ for Patient Safety!

2019

LOS ANGELES, 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 White Memorial (AHWM) earned an A grade recognizing the hospital’s strong commitment to improving patient safety. AHWM has made significant strides in patient safety in all areas.

Patient safety will always be a top priority for us. Our hospital is a trusted part of this community. We will continue to strive for greater excellence in patient safety. Most importantly, we pledge to honor the trust of our patients by being transparent about our progress. We want our community members to feel confident that we put patient safety first,” said John Raffoul, President of Adventist Health White Memorial.

“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 White Memorial’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 White Memorial

For more than 100 years, Adventist Health White Memorial has had an inspired mission, amazing staff 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 White Memorial, Adventist Health Simi Valley, Adventist Health Glendale) earned an 'A' grade in Leapfrog's 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.

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