Whittier Hospital Medical Center received an “A” grade in the
spring 2021Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Whittier Hospital’s achievements
protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed
to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,”
or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and
is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based
exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other
harms to patients in their care.
“We are extremely proud of this great achievement,” said Richard
Castro, CEO of Whittier Hospital. “Our physicians, nurses and staff
have demonstrated their commitment to the highest quality of care and
safety of our patients. One more time, this designation validates their
extraordinary dedication to the communities we serve”.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your
community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO
of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult
for hospitals, but Whittier Hospital Medical Center shows us it is possible
to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it
Developed under the guidance of a
national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly
available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S.
acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s
methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are
free to the public.
Whittier Hospital Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade today
when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see Whittier Hospital’s
full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit
hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on
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 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
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. 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.