published on May 15, 2019 - 2:11 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The latest safety ratings are in for the Central Valley, with Kaiser Permanente Fresno and Adventist Health getting the highest marks.

According to the Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade, Kaiser Permanente and Adventist Medical Center Selma both received an “A” rating for safety. This is a repeat of their last grading, which was given in November 2018.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Their scores were based on public data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections at hospitals.

“We are proud to be recognized for providing safe patient care,” said Wade Nogy, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente Fresno. “This national recognition reflects on our commitment to putting safety first.

Adventist Medical Center Hanford and Sierra View Medical Center in Porterville also fared well, getting a “B” grade in their evaluations. Additionally, “C” grades were given to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno and Madera Community Hospital.

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