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 Fall 2019 biannual report
card. This achievement marks the 14th time within an eight-year period
that Centinela Hospital has earned the top “A” rating since
the inception of Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades in 2012.
Centinela Hospital Medical Center was one of only 22 hospitals within Los
Angeles County (includes 103 acute-care hospitals) and one of five hospitals
in the South Bay area to receive an “A” rating for the Fall
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.
“’A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting
patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder,
president and CEO, The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment
at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board
of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so
hard to earn this ‘A’.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven
by employers and other purchasers of healthcare committed to improving
healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. Developed
under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety
Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign
grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care 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 14 ‘A’ ratings for Hospital
Safety within the last eight 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 more than $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 addition to a 28-bed new telemetry unit. 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
To see Centinela Hospital's full grade details, and to access patient
tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group
is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps
forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship
Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance,
empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers
the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog
Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns
letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping
consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries,
accidents and infections.