Mountain View, CA – El Camino Health's Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses both earned an 'A' in the fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade program, making it one of the only health systems in the South Bay to have two hospitals that received the top grade.
"Receiving top honors at both hospitals is a testament to our staff’s commitment to delivering high quality care and outstanding outcomes to our patients," said Dan Woods, chief executive officer at El Camino Health. "At El Camino Health, safety and quality is at the heart of everything we do, and I am proud of our team’s consistently strong grades in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade program."
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital's ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.
Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and information from other supplemental data sources. The grades are updated each fall and spring. Nearly 3,000 general acute-care hospitals are assigned a grade of A, B, C, D or F based on their performance to prevent errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
"I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "An 'A' Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement."
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety. To see El Camino Health's full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, click here.
About El Camino Health
El Camino Health has served the communities of Santa Clara County for more than 60 years, with nationally recognized physicians and nurses at two not-for-profit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View, and primary care, multi-specialty care, and urgent care locations across the region. El Camino Health is dedicated to giving patients high-quality care utilizing the most advanced technology and research, delivering results first and respect always.
Aside from achieving outstanding patient outcomes, the hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, including being named one of the World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek and becoming the San Francisco Bay Area’s first Magnet hospital, earning four consecutive designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.
Key service lines include cancer care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, mental health and addiction services, orthopedics, pulmonology, and women's health. Visit elcaminohealth.org to learn more.
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 for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.