Loma Linda University Medical Center and East Campus hospitals received their 7th and 8th consecutive “A” safety ratings, respectively, from the Leapfrog Group for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Loma Linda University Health’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
“This recognition is a great tribute to our team’s dedication to putting patients first,” said Trevor Wright, CEO of Loma Linda University Health hospitals. “Each and every member of our hospital staff work tirelessly to support our mission in different operational roles contributing to the ultimate experience of our patients and their families.”
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, accidents, injuries 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.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Loma Linda University Medical Center and East Campus for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud.”
To see the hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org. For more information about Loma Linda University Health services, providers or to schedule an appointment, please visit lluh.org or call 909-558-4000.