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Arroyo Grande One of Three Central Coast Hospitals with Superior Safety Scores

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The Dignity Health hospitals of the Central Coast, which include Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), are pleased to share a recent rating report from The Leapfrog Group, which focuses on hospital service and structure.

The group, a leading hospital ratings organization, awards hospitals based on safety, quality care and value. Both MRMC and FHMC received an “A” and AGCH was designated a “B.”  This is yet another documented example of how Dignity Health continuously strives to ensure that our patients receive the highest level of care and compassion.

The Leapfrog Group provides consumers ranked statistics and informative data for selecting a medical center.  The premise of the group is to provide accessibility to the public while allowing medical facilities the opportunity to measure improvements.  Dignity Health actively participates in the program and the process offers a calculable opportunity for standardized advancements in the care, safety and quality of our patients. 

“Quality care is the core of what we do. We are committed to providing the highest possible care in our hospitals and we appreciate the Leapfrog Groups interest in joining this effort. We always share with our patients; they are the most important part of our health care team. These publicly reported ratings organizations allow our patients to make more informed decisions about their care providers,” says Chuck Cova, President and CEO of Marian Regional Medical Center and Vice President of Operations for the Dignity Health Central Coast Service Area. 

He adds, “This is just one of many similar reports that attempt to measure quality and could be used by the consumer in making an informed decision. We participate in many other quality and performance initiatives.”

Dignity Health hospitals of the Central Coast strive to provide renowned care, advanced technology and compassion throughout our spectrum of services.  Our commitment to excellence and our levels of skillful practice continue to distinguish us as leaders in the industry. 

About Dignity Health of the Central Coast

Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. For more information visit;;

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013