MODESTO - Memorial Medical Center and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital have received an "A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, the the Sutter Health network announced Monday.
"We recognize the significance of receiving an ‘A’ score from the Leapfrog Group," said David Benn, president of Sutter Health’s Central Valley Region. "The 'A' grade is the culmination of a tremendous amount of effort, by all of our care teams, to continually improve our processes to ensure we can provide patient care in a safe, professional manner."
The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
To see Memorial Medical Center's and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital's scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website.