Palmdale Regional Medical Center earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“We have worked very hard for this recognition and, as we move into the future, we are committed to continuing the effort it’s going to take to maintain an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group,” said Nana Deeb, Chief Executive Officer at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. “It will take focus and tireless efforts across the board in every area of the hospital, but we are confident we can reach this goal. Our leadership group, physicians and every team member should be thanked for this very important achievement. We can’t get to this level without everyone’s effort and commitment.”
“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Palmdale Regional Medical Center made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.