Kaiser Permanente Richmond earns ‘A’ in patient safety

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Kaiser Permanente Richmond earns ‘A’ in patient safety
Photo courtesy of Kaiser Permanente.

By Kathy Chouteau

Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center scored an “A” on its report card—namely, for keeping patients safe. The local hospital received that grade from The Leapfrog Group’s biannual Hospital Safety Grades report.

Leapfrog assigns hospitals grades after evaluating their clinical performance, with scores based on about two dozen measures analyzing patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.

Ed Chan, FACHE, senior VP of Kaiser Permanente East Bay, credited the “unwavering commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff members” for the A grade.

“Patient safety is our top priority at the Richmond Medical Center,” Chan said.

Twice annually, The Leapfrog Group gives letter grades to approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals. More than 60 percent of Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals received an “A” grade.

Check out Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center’s evaluation here.