Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood was honored with an "A"
Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit
run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital
Safety Score 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.
Centinela Hospital has earned an "A" rating since the inception
of the award in 2013. "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. "We congratulate
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 Score 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.