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Adventist Health Glendale Receives an "A" in Hospital Safety

News, Awards & Recognition

We have been awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for the seventeenth consecutive time by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

This accolade recognizes us as one of only 49 hospitals in the country to be awarded an “A” in every Hospital Safety Grade cycle since 2015, including this latest grade update, reflecting safety during the height of the pandemic.

“Earning our seventeenth consecutive ‘A’ rating underscores our organization’s deep-rooted commitment to patient safety,” shared Alice Issai, president of Adventist Health Glendale. “This milestone accomplishment is certainly significant for our physicians, nurses, and associates, but more importantly, it speaks volumes about our workplace culture, and reflects why patients continue to trust in our world-class care.”

The Leapfrog Group assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to all general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“We find with these newest Hospital Safety Grades that patient safety has suffered major setbacks nationally during the pandemic. But that’s not the case at Adventist Health Glendale, which has earned straight ‘A’ grades for close to a decade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This is an extraordinary accomplishment, particularly now, and shows a relentless determination to put patients first no matter what the circumstances. My congratulations for inspiring all Americans with your leadership against all the odds.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

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

Grade reflects maintenance of top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic