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Whittier Hospital Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - Fall 2021

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 was awarded consistently with a Grade A by Leapfrog for patient safety for six terms. “These great achievements are attained with our entire staff and physicians’ dedication and commitment to our core values,” said Richard Castro, Whittier Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer. “We strive to provide excellent quality 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 WhittierHospital.com

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