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Sequoia Hospital Receives National Recognition for Patient Safety


Another “A” grade for Sequoia for preventing errors, infections, and accidents

REDWOOD CITY, CA. (October 31, 2017) – Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital has again received an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group, recognizing a commitment to preventing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients. Leapfrog, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, released its Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades today, which assign A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.

“At Sequoia, we put patient safety first,” said Bill Graham, Sequoia Hospital president. “I am proud of the unwavering dedication of our staff and physicians, who provide safe, compassionate care to our community.”

Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly-available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

To see the full grades and access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org. This is the third consecutive “A” grade Sequoia has received.

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About Sequoia Hospital

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, and our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our new state-of-the-art Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment, including private, spacious rooms and inviting garden areas. To support programs at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, visit the Sequoia Hospital Foundation.

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