Emanuel Medical Center Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety

Nov 10, 2021

Turlock, Calif. – Emanuel Medical Center was awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safe healthcare for Turlock and surrounding communities.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

“We are so proud to receive this national award for patient safety. We are committed to providing the patients in our community high quality care in a safe, trusted environment,” said Kathy Van Meter, Chief Nursing Officer at Emanuel Medical Center. “This recognition is just one example of our employees’ commitment to always keeping the patient and patient safety at the forefront of our focus.”

“An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a tremendous achievement, of which this community should be extremely proud,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I thank the leadership and workforce of Emanuel Medical Center for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses more than 30 performance measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The grades are peer-reviewed, fully transparent and the results are free to the public.

Emanuel Medical Center was awarded an “A” grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2021 update. To see full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Hospital Safety Grade.

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