Sharp Hospitals Receive Top Grades in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Rating
For the fourth year in a row, Sharp HealthCare hospitals scored well in a national safety grade announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national organization that tracks and promotes progress in the quality and safety of American health care. The Leapfrog assessment includes 30 measures, including patient satisfaction scores, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs — and rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.
The announcement of the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, included the following marks:
- "A" for Sharp Memorial Hospital
- "B" for Sharp Grossmont Hospital
- "A" for Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
- "A" for Sharp Coronado Hospital
Only 33 percent of hospitals received an A from the Leapfrog Safety Grade program. These latest national recognitions demonstrate the continued dedication and commitment of Sharp caregivers.