Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood was honored with an "A"
Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers
and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group's Blue Ribbon
Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical
and medication errors and infections. U.S. hospitals were assigned an
A, B, C, D, or F for their safety.
"The hard work of our doctors, nurses and staff in providing top-of-the-line
care to the Los Angeles community is evident with this recognition,"
says Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela Hospital Medical Center. "The
expertise, dedication and patient-centered teamwork displayed by these
individuals led to Centinela Hospital receiving this award.
"It's The Leapfrog Group's goal to give patients the information
they need and deserve before even entering a hospital," said Leah
Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Wecongratulate
the hospitals that earned an 'A' and we look forward to the day
when all hospitals in the U.S. will earn the highest scores for putting
patient safety first."
To see Centinela Hospital's scores as they compare nationally and locally,
visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website,
which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves
and loved ones during a hospital stay.
Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group's nine-member Blue
Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly
available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing
a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections,
injuries, and medical and medication errors. The panel includes: John
Birkmeyer (University of Michigan), Ashish Jha (Harvard University), Lucian
Leape (Harvard University), Arnold Millstein (Stanford University), Peter
Pronovost (Johns Hopkins University), Patrick Romano (University of California,
Davis), Sara Singer (Harvard University), Tim Vogus (Vanderbilt University),
and Robert Wachter (University of California, San Francisco).