Centinela Hospital Medical Center was honored with an "A" Hospital
Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading nonprofit
watchdog on hospital quality and safety, in its Spring 2019 biannual report
card. This marks the 13th time within a seven-year period that Centinela
Hospital has earned the top “A” rating since the inception
of Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Scores in 2012.
Centinela Hospital Medical Center was one of only 20 hospitals within Los
Angeles County (includes 103 acute-care hospitals) to receive an “A”
rating for the Spring 2019 report card. The Safety Grade assigns an A,
B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance
in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients
in their care.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an
accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah
Binder, president and CEO, The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn
an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients
from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders,
board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data
to more than 2,600 U.S. acutecare hospitals twice per year. The Hospital
Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent,
and the results are free to the public.
"It is gratifying to have earned 13 ‘A’ ratings for Hospital
Safety within the last seven years, as we take patient safety very seriously
with a hospital-wide initiative that involves the integration of our multi-disciplinary
healthcare team and other departments within the hospital to ensure we
are earning this grade every day," says Mohammad Naser, Chief Operating
Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Centinela Hospital Medical
Center. “We care about this community and dedicate ourselves to
delivering the very best possible care for the residents of Inglewood
and surrounding areas.”
Centinela Hospital’s dedication to the community it serves is evident
by its $100 million capital expansion and renovation plans. In May 2016,
Centinela completed a $55 million seismic retrofit project that included
the unveiling of a new hospital front entrance, lobby, admitting department,
laboratory, gift shop, and administration offices. In March 2017, it opened
its newly expanded emergency room that includes 10,000 square feet of
additional space to increase the number of emergency room beds to 52.
In December 2018, the hospital opened its newly remodeled maternity unit,
which includes 6 LDRP birthing suites, 11 private postpartum rooms, C-section
operating room, triage area, and dual nursing stations in one central
location. Further remodeling and expansion projects under construction
include: more emergency department upgrades, radiology, hybrid cath lab,
and pharmacy facilities.
To see Centinela Hospital's full grade details, and to access patient
tips for staying safe in
the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.