April 29, 2021
Thousand Oaks, CA – Los Robles Health System was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Los Robles Health System’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
This is the sixth consecutive A rating for Los Robles. “That we continue to achieve an A even during these pandemic times, speaks volumes for the incredible team of nurses, doctors and staff that take care of our patients each day,” said Natalie Mussi, CEO, Los Robles Health System.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
“I cannot underscore enough the commitment of our team to our patients and community,” said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gabriella Sherman. “This sixth in a row recognition achieved during the heart of the pandemic is a testament to our incredible healthcare team. It recognizes Los Robles, a busy, acute-care hospital, can maintain the achievement of the highest ranking in patient care, safety and harm reduction strategies.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Los Robles Health System shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
To see Los Robles Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.