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May 14, 2013 > Kaiser Permanente Hospitals receive top safety scores

Kaiser Permanente Hospitals receive top safety scores

Submitted By Jessie Mangaliman

In a press release of May 8, 2013, 18 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California received the top score of "A" by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, released its Hospital Safety Scores after examining publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections at U.S. hospitals, which were then assigned A, B, C, D, or F grades for their safety records.

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California with "A" scores were: Antioch, Fremont, Fresno, Hayward, Manteca, Modesto, Redwood City, Richmond, Sacramento, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, South Sacramento, South San Francisco, Vallejo and Walnut Creek. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente Oakland received a "B" score.

To see all hospital scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety Score website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospitals' scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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