published on November 27, 2018 - 3:11 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Kaiser Permanente in Fresno and Adventist Health Medical Center Selma have received an “A” score from the Leapfrog Group’s fall 2018 Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, released its hospital scores after examining publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections at U.S. hospitals, which where assigned letter grades for their safety records.

Kaiser Permanente Fresno was one of 16 Kaiser hospitals to receive an “A.”

“Safety is at the forefront of our caregivers’ minds as they deliver high-quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Smita Rouillard, Kaiser Permanente Fresno’s physician-in-chief. “We are proud to receive this honor as it reflects the ongoing commitment by our physicians, nurses and staff to deliver superior care.”

Hospitals in the Central Valley to receive a “B” rating included Madera Community Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hanford and Sierra View Medical Center in Porterville. Community Regional Medical Center in Downtown Fresno received the lowest grade in the region with a “D” ranking.

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