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Los Robles Health System Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Thousand Oaks, CA, November 28, 2018
– Los Robles Health System was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group
’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade
. The designation recognizes Los Robles Health System’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“I am extremely proud of our dedicated staff, physicians and volunteers for their commitment to upholding patient safety and receiving this well-deserved recognition,” said Natalie Mussi, President and CEO of Los Robles Health System. “We are dedicated to providing the best care to our patients and are honored to have ranked among the safest hospitals in the nation.”
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Los Robles Health System that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals
twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Los Robles Health System was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see Los Robles Health System’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe
in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org
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About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group
is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey
collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade,
Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
About Los Robles Health System
Los Robles Health System is a licensed 382-bed acute care facility. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Los Robles has the only Level II Trauma Center in Eastern Ventura County and the only Emergency room in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties with the coveted EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) rating. In addition, it is the only hospital certified by both Counties as a STEMI-designated heart attack center for rapid heart attack response and is a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. With over 600 physicians on its medical staff, representing over 50
medical and dental specialties, Los Robles is proud to be the community’s most trusted resource for health and a regional destination for care.