April 30, 2020
Thousand Oaks, CA – Los Robles Health System was once again awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Gradea national distinction recognizing Los Robles Health System’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients. This is the 4th time in a row that Los Robles Health System has been recognized and remains the only hospital in Ventura County with an A grade at this time.
“In these unprecedented times, Los Robles remains at the forefront of patient safety,” says Natalie Mussi, CEO of Los Robles Health System. “As always, patient safety, security and comfort are a top priority. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we understand patients concerns about coming to a medical facility. Being awarded an A grade from the Leapfrog Group is just one more way we hope that patients and their loved ones will feel peace of mind when coming to the hospital to receive care.”
“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work and volunteer Los Robles Health System. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 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.