Thousand Oaks, CA — Los Robles Health System was awarded an 'A' in the fall 2020 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 fifth consecutive A rating for Los Robles. "That we can 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, especially during this difficult year as our community battles COVID-19," said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gabriella Sherman. "This fifth consecutive Grade A from the Leapfrog Group recognizes Los Robles, as a busy, acute-care hospital, can maintain the achievement of the highest ranking in patient care, safety and harm reduction strategies."

"We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "This 'A' is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Los Robles Health System. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it."

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 Hospital Safety Grade and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.