Alvarado Hospital was awarded an “A” in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Alvarado Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“The nurses, physicians, and staff at Alvarado Hospital work hard to keep our patients—and each other—safe,” says Robin Gomez, Alvarado Hospital CEO. “They have earned this recognition. Everyone, from our physicians to our hard-working housekeeping staff—they should all be proud of this achievement. I know I’m proud of them.”
“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Alvarado Hospital. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Alvarado Hospital was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see Alvarado Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
Alvarado Hospital has held an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group since Spring 2019. The hospital has also been awarded the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence award for six consecutive years (2015-2020), and is currently ranked as a five-star hospital by CMS Hospital Compare.