The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center were two hospitals in the U.S. awarded a ‘B’ for their efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center were the only hospitals to receive a ‘B’ in the Southwest Riverside area. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“Southwest Healthcare – Inland Valley and Rancho Springs Medical Centers have worked hard over the years to improve the quality of care and safety for our patients. I am proud of our progress and the many individuals, both providers and staff, who have assisted us in this journey," said Brad Neet, CEO, Southwest Healthcare System.
Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to approximately 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter and Facebook.