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Monterey, Calif. — Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula received an “A” today from The Leapfrog Group for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents. 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 more than 30 national performance measures, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
“Our primary focus is to achieve the highest level of safety and quality care for our patients,” said Dr. Steven Cabrales, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s vice president/chief medical officer. “We are proud of our staff for attaining this significant achievement as their focus on safety has never wavered.” Community Hospital takes many initiatives to improve the quality and safety of its patients above and beyond the normal industry and government-required programs. One example is Community Hospital’s Good Catch program, which celebrated its five-year anniversary this April. The program proactively rewards staff to identify medical errors and risks to create a transparent culture of quality and safety.
“As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for their 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.”
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm 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.
To see Community Hospital’s full Leapfrog grade and consumer-friendly tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.