Whittier, CA November 10, 2021 – Whittier Hospital Medical Center
received an 'A'
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Whittier Hospital
Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and
error in the hospital.
Whittier Hospital has received six consecutive 'A' grades from
the Leapfrog Group for overall hospital safety. “These great achievements
are attained with our entire staff and physicians’ dedication to
our patients,” said Richard Castro, Whittier Hospital’s Chief
Executive Officer. “We strive to provide excellent quality care
to our patients and community each day.”
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns
an 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' 'D,' or 'F'
grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national
performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections,
as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program
based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to
patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free
to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
"An 'A' Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which
this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president
and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce
of Whittier Hospital Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing
patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”
To see Whittier Hospital Medical Center ’s full grade details and
to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org
and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
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.
To learn more about Whittier Hospital, call
562.464.6347 or visit