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St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital Receives Top Patient Safety Rating from the Leapfrog Group

St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital has been recognized with an "A" for patient safety

CAMARILLO, CA – May 15, 2019 St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), a Dignity Health hospital, is pleased to share that they have received a letter grade of “A” on the most recent rating report from The Leapfrog Group, which focuses on patient safety.

These ratings are a testament to the hospital’s ongoing commitment to providing highest level of care and compassion to the patients we serve.

The Leapfrog Group, one of the nation’s leading hospital ratings organizations, awards hospitals based on safety, quality of care, and value metrics. The Leapfrog Group scores an “A” to hospitals that achieve the best hospital safety performance score, using a set of 28 national measures. 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.

“These publicly reported ratings empower patients and allow them to make more informed decisions about the facilities in which they receive their care based on hospital performance,” says Gene Keller, M.D., Vice President of Quality, Dignity Health Central Coast. “Our dedicated team of physicians, employees, and volunteers provide the highest levels of quality and excellence for our patients and we are proud of The Leapfrog Group’s acknowledgment of these efforts.”

All data in the Hospital Safety Score are a combination of publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and voluntarily submitted information by the hospital on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. All data are used to generate a simple letter grade from A to F. The score includes twenty-eight safety measures. Ten of the measures are process and structural measures and represent fifty percent of the score. Eighteen of the measures are outcome measures and represent the final fifty percent of the score.

Leapfrog’s hospital safety scores are released twice a year and are calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel. The ratings represent a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. A full analysis of the data and methodology used is available at

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital continuously strives 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 St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital

St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo is a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and rated among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke and pulmonary care by Healthgrades. St. John’s Pleasant Valley is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at

Publish date: 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019