More than 2 dozen Kaiser Permanente hospitals are among the nation’s safest at which to receive care, according to the Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Grades report.
The semiannual report gave A grades, the highest rating possible, to 25 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in California, Oregon, and Hawaii. While nearly two-thirds of Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals are rated A, less than one-third of the nation’s 2,600 hospitals that participated in the study received an A rating.
Kaiser Permanente is one of America’s leading integrated health care providers and serves more than 12.2 million members.
The Hospital Safety Grades report utilizes hospital performance data collected by national health care organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scores are calculated based on more than 2 dozen publicly available measures related to patient care, medication errors, and infection prevention and released as a free resource to help patients and their families make informed health care decisions.
For more information and a complete list of the hospital safety grades, visit Leapfrog.