Sequoia Hospital Receives ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade



REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (April 29, 2021) Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital has received an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national recognition of the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. 

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. 

“Simply put, patient safety is the number one priority for all the staff and caregivers at Sequoia,” said Sequoia Hospital President Bill Graham. “High-quality, safe care delivered with humankindness is the commitment we make to our community every day.”

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.

This recognition is the latest of several distinctions Sequoia Hospital has received recently. In late 2020 Sequoia received the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades, and in early 2021 its Birth Center was recognized by Blue Shield of California with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Maternity Care designation.

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. 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. Our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families, and is also a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our state-of-the-art inpatient 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. To learn more about Sequoia Hospital, please visit dignityhealth.org/sequoia.

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