Kaiser receives top safety ranking for Modesto location


Kaiser Permanente’s Modesto Medical Center recently received top honors from a safety organization.

The Leapfrog Group awarded a top “A” grade for patient safety in its fall 2017 Safety Grade rankings to the Kaiser location based on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections.

“Receiving the highest mark from the Leapfrog Group is a reaffirmation of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to high-quality health care and patient safety,” Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser in the Central Valley area, said in a statement. “Our physicians, nurses and staff are completely devoted to consistently preventing harm to our members and patients.”

Leapfrog surveys more than 2,600 hospitals across the U.S., of which less than one-third received the “A” rating on the report. The organization is coalition of public and private employee health coverage consumers that work to improve health care safety, quality and affordability.

“Providing safe and high-quality care, as recognized by the Leapfrog Group, shows we are serious about being a world-class healthcare organization,” said Sanjay Marwaha, physician-in-chief of Kaiser in the Central Valley region.


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