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Sierra View Medical Center Receives High Patient Safety Score in Spring 2019 by Nationally Recognized Organization

Sierra View Medical Center Receives High Patient Safety Score in Spring 2019 by Nationally Recognized Organization

Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) was given a third consecutive ‘B’ from the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes SVMC’s continued efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

“Patient safety is always a top priority for us and we’ve consistently been working towards gaining the utmost trust from our community,” said Melissa Fuentes, Administrative Director of Quality and Care. “This score of a ‘B’ would not be possible without everyone’s continued support and commitment to patient safety. Together, everyone at SVMC has made huge strides towards our goal of an ‘A’ and I believe that we will achieve it in the near future.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers. The Safety Grade assigns a letter grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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.

SVMC pledges to honor the trust of patients by being transparent about their progress and working toward the highest possible standard of safety. To see Sierra View Medical Center’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org