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Whittier Hospital Medical Center Awarded 2019 Patient Safety Honor Roll Award by California Health and Human Services Agency, Cal Hospital Compare and Hospital Quality Institute

WHITTIER, Calif., Feb. 3, 2020 – Whittier Hospital Medical Center received the 2019 Patient Safety Honor Roll Award from the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), Cal Hospital Compare (CHC) and Hospital Quality Institute (HQI). The award signifies that Whittier Hospital Medical Center is delivering safer and more affordable care to Californians and recognizes the hospital’s high-rated patient safety profile in patient experience, infection prevention, sepsis management and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

“Whittier Hospital Medical Center is continually improving its quality of patient care,” said Whittier Hospital Medical Center CEO Richard Castro. “We are thrilled that our attention to our patients’ health and safety has been affirmed through this prestigious recognition.”

Honor roll hospitals must meet a rigorous evaluation by having at least two-thirds of measure results exceed the 50th percentile and no measure result below the 10th percentile. Award recipients must also have an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the past three reporting periods.

“Improving the quality of patient care in hospitals is critically important,” said CHHS secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly. “These annual measurements allow us to acknowledge hospitals doing excellent work and also inform hospitals when improvement is needed.”

The Patient Safety Honor Roll offers Californians a meticulously evaluated list of hospitals that have consistently demonstrated a strong culture of safety across multiple departments and offers hospitals an additional tool to evaluate their own performance.

CHHS has endorsed this honor roll partnership with HQI and CHC in support of its commitment to making California a healthy, vibrant and inclusive place to live.

To learn more about Whittier Hospital Medical Center, visit whittierhospital.com or call 562-945-3561.

About Whittier Hospital Medical Center

Whittier Hospital Medical Center is a 178-bed acute care hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission, with a medical staff of approximately 400 physicians representing more than 40 specialties. Being part of the community has been an important goal throughout the years, and with your help and loyalty we can continue to provide health services that you can depend on. For more information visit: whittierhospital.com.

About California Health and Human Services Agency

The California Health and Human Services Agency oversees twelve departments and five offices that provide a range of health care services, social services, mental health services, alcohol and drug services, income assistance, and public health services to Californians from all walks of life. More than 33,000 people work for departments in CHHS at state headquarters in Sacramento, regional offices throughout the state, state institutions and residential facilities serving the mentally ill and people with developmental disabilities.

About Cal Hospital Compare

Cal Hospital Compare is a performance reporting initiative managed by a multi-stakeholder Board of Directors, with representatives from hospitals, purchasers, health plans, and consumer groups. Prior to 2016, Cal Hospital Compare was known as the California Hospital Assessment Task Force (CHART). Cal Hospital Compare, formerly known as the California Hospital Assessment Task Force (CHART) prior to 2016, was first established in 2004 for the purposes of developing a statewide hospital performance reporting system using a multi-stakeholder collaborative process. Cal Hospital Compare uses only publicly available data sources for all hospitals to ensure all California hospitals are represented on this website. This work is supported by a generous grant from the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) and California Health plans

About Hospital Quality Institute

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) provides coordination and support for improvement and harmonizes measures for patient safety and quality improvement activities for CHA, Hospital Council, HASC and HASD&IC. The organization builds reliable and sustainable measures to gauge California’s performance and identifies opportunities for focus and innovation.

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