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See How South Bay Hospital Ranks In CA Hospital Safety Grades: Report

Patch logo Patch 5/10/2022 Nicole Charky, Michael Wittner
See how several local hospitals ranked in the Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report released Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group. © Shutterstock See how several local hospitals ranked in the Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report released Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group.

TORRANCE, CA — Several hospitals in California received top marks, but others didn't quite measure up in the Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades report released Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit health care watchdog group.

The latest ratings reflect care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leapfrog Group said its and other groups' research showed the pandemic reversed years of progress in patient safety.

The pandemic has had a negative effect on "health care delivery at every level and setting, from staffing shortages to increased infections to the very care patients receive," according to the Patient Experience During the Pandemic: Adult Inpatient Care report, also released Tuesday by The Leapfrog Group.

"The health care workforce has faced unprecedented levels of pressure during the pandemic, and as a result, patients' experience with their care appears to have suffered," Leapfrog Group president and CEO Leah Binder said in a news release. "We commend the workforce for their heroic efforts these past few years and now strongly urge hospital leadership to recommit to improved care — from communication to responsiveness — and get back on track with patient safety outcomes."

In California, 91 hospitals received an "A" grade, 58 hospitals received a "B" grade, 107 hospitals received a "C" grade and 19 hospitals received a "D" grade. Five hospitals received an "F" grade.

In Torrance, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance - Torrance received a "B" grade.

Here are the rankings, according to Leapfrog.

"A" HOSPITALS

  • Adventist Health Bakersfield - Bakersfield
  • Adventist Health Glendale - Glendale
  • Adventist Health Hanford - Hanford
  • Adventist Health Reedley - Reedley
  • Adventist Health Selma - Selma
  • Adventist Health St. Helena - St. Helena
  • Adventist Health Ukiah Valley - Ukiah
  • Alhambra Hospital Medical Center - Alhambra
  • Arroyo Grande Community Hospital - Arroyo Grande
  • Barton Memorial Hospital - South Lake Tahoe
  • Centinela Hospital Medical Center - Inglewood
  • Chino Valley Medical Center - Chino
  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula - Monterey
  • Desert Valley Hospital - Victorville
  • Eisenhower Medical Center - Rancho Mirage
  • El Camino Hospital - Mountain View
  • Encino Hospital Medical Center - Encino
  • Enloe Medical Center - Chico
  • French Hospital Medical Center - San Luis Obispo
  • Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center - Garden Grove
  • Garfield Medical Center - Monterey Park
  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital - Goleta
  • Hoag Hospital Irvine - Irvine
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach
  • John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek Campus - Walnut Creek
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Antioch - Antioch
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fremont - Fremont
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fresno - Fresno
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Manteca - Manteca
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Modesto - Modesto
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Redwood City - Redwood City
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Roseville - Roseville
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital San Francisco - San Francisco
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital San Jose - San Jose
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital San Rafael - San Rafael
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Santa Clara - Santa Clara
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital South San Francisco - South San Francisco
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Vacaville - Vacaville
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Vallejo - Vallejo
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Walnut Creek - Walnut Creek
  • Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center - Fontana
  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center - Los Angeles
  • Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley Medical Center - Moreno Valley
  • Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center - Ontario
  • Kaiser Permanente Orange County Anaheim Medical Center - Anaheim
  • Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center - San Diego
  • Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center - San Diego
  • Kaweah Health - Visalia
  • Keck Hospital of USC - Los Angeles
  • La Palma Intercommunity Hospital - La Palma
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center - Loma Linda
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus - Loma Linda
  • Los Robles Regional Medical Center - Thousand Oaks
  • Marian Regional Medical Center - Santa Maria
  • Marshall Medical Center - Placerville
  • MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center - Laguna Hills
  • Mercy General Hospital - Sacramento
  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center - Palmdale
  • Palomar Medical Center Poway - Poway
  • Paradise Valley Hospital - National City
  • Petaluma Valley Hospital - Petaluma
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System - Salinas
  • San Dimas Community Hospital - San Dimas
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - Santa Barbara
  • Scripps Green Hospital - La Jolla
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital of Encinitas - Encinitas
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital of La Jolla - La Jolla
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital of San Diego - San Diego
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center - Chula Vista
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center - Coronado
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital - La Mesa
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital - San Diego
  • Shasta Regional Medical Center - Redding
  • Sherman Oaks Hospital - Sherman Oaks
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center - San Luis Obispo
  • St. Elizabeth Community Hospital - Red Bluff
  • St. John's Hospital Camarillo - Camarillo
  • St. Joseph Hospital of Orange - Orange
  • St. Joseph's Medical Center of Stockton - Stockton
  • St. Jude Medical Center - Fullerton
  • Stanford Health Care - Stanford
  • Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital - Auburn
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital - Santa Rosa
  • Twin Cities Community Hospital - Templeton
  • UC San Diego Health Hillcrest/Hillcrest Medical Center - San Diego
  • UC San Diego Health La Jolla/Jacobs Medical Center and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center - La Jolla
  • UCLA Medical Center of Santa Monica - Santa Monica
  • UCSF Health Mission Bay - San Francisco
  • UCSF Medical Center Moffitt-Long Hospital - San Francisco
  • University of California Irvine Health - Orange

"B" HOSPITALS

  • Adventist Health Lodi Memorial - Lodi
  • Adventist Health Simi Valley - Simi Valley
  • Alameda Hospital - Alameda
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center - Colton
  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital - Bakersfield
  • California Pacific Medical Center/Mission Bernal Campus - San Francisco
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center - Martinez
  • Doctors Medical Center of Modesto - Modesto
  • Eden Medical Center - Castro Valley
  • El Camino Hospital Los Gatos - Los Gatos
  • Huntington Hospital - Pasadena
  • John Muir Medical Center Concord Campus - Concord
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital/Baldwin Park Medical Center - Baldwin Park
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Oakland - Oakland
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Richmond - Richmond
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Sacramento - Sacramento
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital San Leandro - San Leandro
  • Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center - Downey
  • Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center - Panorama City
  • Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center - Riverside
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta - Murrieta
  • Los Angeles County Olive View UCLA Medical Center - Sylmar
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital - Los Angeles
  • MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center - Fountain Valley
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center - Carmichael
  • Methodist Hospital of Sacramento - Sacramento
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Center - Burlingame
  • Mission Hospital Laguna Beach Beach - Laguna Beach
  • Natividad Medical Center - Salinas
  • NorthBay Medical Center - Fairfield
  • NorthBay VacaValley Hospital - Vacaville
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center Roscoe Boulevard Campus - Northridge
  • Novato Community Hospital - Novato
  • Palomar Medical Center - Escondido
  • Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center - Riverside
  • PIH Health Hospital Downey - Downey
  • PIH Health Hospital Whittier - Whittier
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance - Torrance
  • Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo - Mission Viejo
  • Queen of the Valley Medical Center - Napa
  • Redlands Community Hospital - Redlands
  • San Antonio Regional Hospital - Upland
  • San Leandro Hospital - San Leandro
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital of Chula Vista - Chula Vista
  • Sequoia Hospital - Redwood City
  • St. John's Regional Medical Center of Oxnard - Oxnard
  • St. Mary's Medical Center - San Francisco
  • Stanford Health Care ValleyCare - Pleasanton
  • Sutter Amador Hospital - Jackson
  • Sutter Medical Center Sacramento - Sacramento
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center - Roseville
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital - Tracy
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center - Torrance
  • University of California Davis Medical Center - Sacramento
  • University of California Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital - Glendale
  • Whittier Hospital Medical Center - Whittier
  • Woodland Memorial Hospital - Woodland

"C" HOSPITALS

  • Adventist Health and Rideout - Marysville
  • Adventist Health Sonora - Sonora
  • Adventist Health White Memorial - Los Angeles
  • AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center - Anaheim
  • AHMC Seton Medical Center - Daly City
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Oakland
  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center - San Diego
  • Anaheim Global Medical Center - Anaheim
  • Antelope Valley Hospital - Lancaster
  • Bakersfield Heart Hospital - Bakersfield
  • California Hospital Medical Center - Los Angeles
  • California Pacific Medical Center/Davies Campus - San Francisco
  • Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital - Marina Del Rey
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles
  • Chinese Hospital - San Francisco
  • Clovis Community Medical Center - Clovis
  • Community Hospital of San Bernardino - San Bernardino
  • Community Memorial Hospital - Ventura
  • Corona Regional Medical Center - Corona
  • Dameron Hospital - Stockton
  • Delano Regional Medical Center - Delano
  • Desert Regional Medical Center - Palm Springs
  • Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center - San Bernardino
  • Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
  • East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital - Los Angeles
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center - El Centro
  • Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital - Glendora
  • Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital - Covina
  • Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital - West Covina
  • Emanuel Medical Center - Turlock
  • Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center - Fountain Valley
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center - Glendale
  • Good Samaritan Hospital - Bakersfield
  • Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose - San Jose
  • Greater El Monte Community Hospital - South El Monte
  • Hi-Desert Medical Center - Joshua Tree
  • Highland Hospital - Oakland
  • Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center - Los Angeles
  • Huntington Beach Hospital - Huntington Beach
  • Inland Valley Medical Center - Wildomar
  • JFK Memorial Hospital - Indio
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital South Sacramento - Sacramento
  • Kern Medical Center - Bakersfield
  • Lakewood Regional Medical Center - Lakewood
  • Lompoc Valley Medical Center - Lompoc
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center - Long Beach
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center - Los Alamitos
  • Los Angeles County Harbor UCLA Medical Center - Torrance
  • Los Angeles County USC Medical Center - Los Angeles
  • Mad River Community Hospital - Arcata
  • Madera Community Hospital - Madera
  • MarinHealth Medical Center - Greenbrae
  • Memorial Hospital Los Banos - Los Banos
  • Memorial Hospital of Gardena - Gardena
  • Memorial Medical Center - Modesto
  • Menifee Global Medical Center - Sun City
  • Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield
  • Mercy Hospital Southwest - Bakersfield
  • Mercy Hospital of Folsom - Folsom
  • Mercy Medical Center - Merced
  • Methodist Hospital of Southern California - Arcadia
  • Mission Community Hospital - Panorama City
  • Montclair Hospital Medical Center - Montclair
  • Monterey Park Hospital - Monterey Park
  • O'Connor Hospital - San Jose
  • Oroville Hospital - Oroville
  • PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Los Angeles
  • Placentia-Linda Hospital - Placentia
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center - Pomona
  • Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center - Tarzana
  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center - Mission Hills
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro - San Pedro
  • Providence Saint John's Health Center - Santa Monica
  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Medical Center - Burbank
  • Rancho Springs Medical Center - Murrieta
  • Regional Medical Center of San Jose - San Jose
  • Riverside Community Hospital - Riverside
  • Riverside University Health System Medical Center - Moreno Valley
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center - Fresno
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital - San Francisco
  • San Gabriel Valley Medical Center - San Gabriel
  • San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital - Banning
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center - San Ramon
  • Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Santa Rosa
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital - Grass Valley
  • Sierra View Medical Center - Porterville
  • South Bay Medical Center - Harbor City
  • South Coast Global Medical Center - Santa Ana
  • St. Francis Medical Center - Lynwood
  • St. Joseph Hospital of Eureka - Eureka
  • St. Louise Regional Hospital
  • St. Mary Medical Center of Long Beach - Long Beach
  • St. Rose Hospital - Hayward
  • Sutter Davis Hospital - Davis
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Berkeley
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center - Vallejo
  • Temecula Valley Hospital - Temecula
  • Tri-City Medical Center - Oceanside
  • Valley Presbyterian Hospital - Van Nuys
  • Victor Valley Global Medical Center - Victorville
  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System - Fremont
  • Watsonville Community Hospital - Watsonville
  • West Anaheim Medical Center - Anaheim
  • West Hills Hospital and Medical Center - West Hills
  • West Los Angeles Medical Center - Los Angeles
  • Woodland Hills Medical Center - Woodland Hills
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center - San Francisco

"D" HOSPITALS

  • Beverly Hospital - Montebello
  • Chapman Global Medical Center - Orange
  • Coast Plaza Hospital - Norwalk
  • Community Hospital of Huntington Park - Huntington Park
  • Community Regional Medical Center - Fresno
  • Doctors Hospital of Manteca - Manteca
  • Hemet Global Medical Center - Hemet
  • Los Angeles Community Hospital - Los Angeles
  • Mercy Medical Center of Redding - Redding
  • Orange County Global Medical Center - Santa Ana
  • San Mateo Medical Center - San Mateo
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - San Jose
  • Santa Paula Hospital - Santa Paula
  • Southern California Hospital at Culver City - Culver City
  • Southern California Hospital at Hollywood - Los Angeles
  • St. Mary Medical Center - Apple Valley
  • Sutter Coast Hospital - Crescent City
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center - Antioch
  • Ventura County Medical Center - Ventura

"F" HOSPITALS

  • Barstow Community Hospital - Barstow
  • Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital - Valencia
  • Pacifica Hospital of the Valley - Sun Valley
  • Pioneer Memorial Hospital - Brawley
  • San Joaquin General Hospital - French Camp

The letter grades assigned to nearly 3,000 U.S general hospitals were based on more than 30 measures of patient safety. Leapfrog says its hospital rating system is the only one in the country focusing solely on a hospital's ability to protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections.

Included in the 30 are five that research has shown to directly affect patient outcomes, but can be improved with greater communication between caregivers and patients — the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, infections from colon surgery, MRSA (Staphylococcus) blood laboratory-identified events, and facility-wide inpatient diarrhea events.

When there's communication about medications, for example, that can lead to fewer hospitalizations for conditions such as sepsis and blood clots, fewer complications, and decreases in the incidence of respiratory failure, Leapfrog said.

Among the findings:

  • Thirty-three percent of hospitals received an "A," 24 percent received a "B," 36 percent received a "C," 7 percent received a "D." and fewer than 1 percent received an "F".
  • The states with the highest percentages of "A" hospitals are North Carolina, Virginia, Utah, Colorado and Michigan.
  • There were no "A" hospitals in Wyoming, West Virginia, North Dakota or the District of Columbia.

To determine each hospital's grade, a panel of medical experts selected 30 evidence-based measures of patient safety such as postoperative sepsis, blood leakage and kidney injury. They then determined the weight of each measure based on evidence, the opportunity for improvement and patient impact.

Data on each measure was collected through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Information from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, available to all hospitals to complete, also affects grades.

Currently, Leapfrog does not assign grades to military or Veterans Administration hospitals, critical access hospitals, specialty hospitals, children's hospitals or outpatient surgery centers.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade methodology has been peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

View the full methodology for the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The article See How South Bay Hospital Ranks In CA Hospital Safety Grades: Report appeared first on Palos Verdes Patch.

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