Alhambra Hospital Medical Center earns its 8th "A" in a row for Patient Safety
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an 'A' Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the 8th time in a row since 2018.
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Alhambra Hospital Medical Center's achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an "A," "B," "C," "D," or "F" grade to general hospitals across the country based on over thirty national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
"As our health care system continues to feel the strain of the pandemic, I thank the workforce and leadership of Alhambra Hospital Medical Center for sustained commitment to patient safety, day in and day out," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "An 'A' Safety Grade is an outstanding achievement, and one that is not possible without a 24/7 effort by the entire health care workforce to protect patients from harm. This community should be proud."
To see Alhambra Hospital Medical Center 's full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.
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Alhambra Hospital Medical Center receives 5 star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center is extremely proud to announce that they are among one of only 39 hospitals in California, and one of 455 hospitals nationwide, to be rated 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its recent update of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on the Hospital Compare website on April 28, 2021. This is the highest rating possible for hospitals, and it represents excellence in 5 measure groups: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care.
CMS rated over 4,500 hospitals from 1 to 5 stars, with five representing the highest quality rating. Of 4,586 hospitals, 13.5%, or 455 hospitals, received 5 stars; 988 received 4 stars; 1,018 received 3 stars; 690 received 2 stars and 204 received one star. For more than a quarter of hospitals, 1,181, no information was available.
In addition to this wonderful achievement, Alhambra Hospital Medical Center just received its seventh "A" in a row for their excellence in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Alhambra Hospital has been consistent in our efforts and we have successfully proven that the safety of our patients and community is our top priority.
"We are honored to be recognized by CMS as one of the top hospitals nationwide for overall quality of care and patient experience," said Iris Lai, Chief Executive Officer. "To have achieved a 5-Star rating from CMS and also a seventh "A" from the Leapfrog group is an amazing recognition of the hard work and dedication of our entire circle of care to providing the best and safest care possible to our patients and our community."
Last but not least, our Hospital also made it again to the State of California's 2020 Patient Safety Honor Roll.
WHY THIS MATTERS
The purpose of the Overall Hospital Rating is to improve the quality of information posted on Hospital Compare, a searchable website designed to help Medicare users make decisions on where to receive care. CMS uses star ratings on its Compare website so that consumers can choose highly rated hospitals and other providers in their area.
Star ratings for hospitals are not directly related to financial reimbursement, but many of the measures used to determine the overall star ratings are also used in other programs, such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, that do directly affect reimbursement.
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center is once again listed in the Cal Hospital Compare 2020 Patient Safety Honor Roll
The California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, along with Cal Hospital Compare, released the 2020 honor rolls in recognition of hospitals across California for their high performance in maternity care, patient safety, and commitment to safe opioid care.
The 2020 Patient Safety Honor Roll recognizes acute care hospitals with high safety profiles in comparison to other hospitals. Once again, Alhambra Hospital Medical Center is proud to be one of the 77 hospitals that have been recognized by the California Health and Human Services Agency. According to Dr. Ghaly, this Honor Roll offers Californians a rigorously evaluated list of hospitals that have consistently demonstrated a strong culture of safety across multiple departments and offers hospitals yet another valuable tool to evaluate and celebrate their own performance in comparison to others.