Los Robles Health System received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Los Robles Health System’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

“To achieve this accomplishment seven times in a row speaks volumes of our dedicated physicians, nurses and colleagues who provide our patients with exceptional care each and every day,” says Natalie Mussi, CEO, Los Robles Health System. “Despite a global pandemic we continue to put our patient’s safety first and continue to expand our programs and services for the community we serve.” Los Robles recently opened a new radiology department, launched a residency program and is in the midst of an emergency room expansion which will nearly double the size of the emergency department.

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, injuries, accidents 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.

“The perseverance and commitment of our team to the community is simply incredible,” says chief medical officer, Dr. Gabriella Sherman. “To receive an ‘A’ year after year is a testament to our exceptional healthcare team. It recognizes that our busy acute care hospital is still able to achieve the highest-ranking in patient care and safety by developing highly focused harm reduction protocols.”

“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 Los Robles Health System for its commitment to prioritizing patients and their safety, especially during these trying times.”

To see Los Robles Health System’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 and Facebook.