Doctors Hospital of Manteca Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeApr 13, 2017
Manteca, CA, April 13, 2017 – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Doctors Hospital of Manteca was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.
“Doctors Hospital of Manteca is proud to be recognized once again as an ‘A’ hospital for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group,” said Ikenna Mmeje, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “This is an outstanding affirmation of the commitment and dedication our physicians, nurses and other staff demonstrate every day in providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients.”
He added, “We are focused on continually improving care delivery and patient satisfaction. Our clinical leadership regularly reviews our hospital’s patient care processes and compares our data to nationally-recognized benchmarks and best practices. Nothing is more important to us than offering our patients trusted care in a safe environment.”
“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ‘have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”
Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple devices.
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.
ABOUT DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF MANTECA
Doctors Hospital of Manteca is one of the largest businesses in the community. Doctors Hospital has more than 500 employees and a medical staff of over 150 physicians. While offering the convenience and accessibility of a small hospital, Doctors Hospital offers many advanced clinical services. Private patient rooms, expanded and enhanced imaging services, emergency, pharmacy, ICU/CCU and obstetrical services are designed for the care and comfort of our patients.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Doctors Hospital of Manteca, visit our website, www.DoctorsManteca.com