Wednesday , January 17 2018

New Report Ranks Hospital Safety, Valley Gets Mixed Grades

A new ranking of patient safety at valley hospitals has been released, with mixed grades. The analysis from the nonprofit group Leapfrog, tracks errors, injuries, accidents, and infections at hospitals nationwide. I n Fresno County, Kaiser received an “A” grade, with Clovis Community and Saint Agnes earning “B’s.” Community Regional Medical Center got a “C”. To the north, Madera Community Hospital received an “A” grade and Mercy Medical Center in Merced got a “B.” In Bakersfield Adventist Health got an “A,” with Memorial, Mercy Southwest and Kern Medical earning “C” grades. Mercy Hospital in Downtown Bakersfield received a “D” grade. In Tulare County, Kaweah Delta received a “B” grade while Sierra View in Porterville got a “C”. Tulare Regional Medical Center also earned a “D”.

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