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Adventist Health hospitals in Hanford and Selma once again earn A grades in patient safety


For the second time this year, Adventist Health Hanford and Adventist Health Selma have earned “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a national distinction that recognizes hospitals achievements in protecting patients from harm and error.

“Above all else, patient safety and patient satisfaction continue to be our top priorities,” says Dr. Gurvinder Kaur, medical officer for Adventist Health in the Central Valley. “Our hospital teams constantly review our processes and implement improved processes to ensure the safety of every single patient in our care. I couldn’t be prouder of the work our medical teams have accomplished this past year and during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grades to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Grades are updated twice a year, in the fall and spring.

This is the fifth straight A for Adventist Health Hanford and the third straight A for Adventist Health Selma.

“A life changing experience!!! The amazing staff helped save my lungs and defeat COVID. From the second I stumbled into the emergency room with little to no oxygen, the doctors were with me in seconds, full force, working together as one team, focused only on my survival.” ~October 2021 Adventist Health Hanford patient comment

“I was attended to very well. I was never left alone. I was very grateful for that. Overall experience was excellent.” ~October 2021 Adventist Health Selma patient comment

To view full Leapfrog grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit

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Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones company, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health Hospital@Home program that provides virtual in-patient care at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 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 to support community well-being.