Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade

Madera Community Hospital Earns "B"

Madera California: A survey of hospital safety, quality, and resource use earned Madera Community Hospital The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade B.

Leapfrog's voluntary hospital survey collects and reports hospital performance. According to The Leapfrog Group, "Hospitals that implement these quality, safety, and/or efficiency practices have reported that their internal processes of care include safeguards that may decrease a patient's probability of receiving poor quality and/or inefficient care."

Madera Community Hospital physicians and staff are focused on continual process improvement. "Maintaining our "B", from the fall 2016 reporting period, confirms our pursuit of excellence; and we are well on our way to an "A"," Jane Winning, RN, Chief Nursing Officer. Madera Community Hospital only needed 0.0266 additional points to earn Leapfrog's highest hospital safety grade, A.

"Madera Community Hospital (MCH) has improved our Leapfrog Group scores by 4 grades in the past two and a half years," says, Evan J. Rayner, Chief Executive Officer. "We know patients receive outstanding care at MCH and the consistent superior Leapfrog survey results demonstrates our passion for patient safety, nationally recognized outcomes and service excellence," Rayner added.

"This is outstanding but not surprising news," Mohammad Arain, MD, Chief of Medical Staff, Madera Community Hospital. "Many members of our community have a misguided understanding about the quality of care provided by our physicians, nurses and technologists. The Leapfrog Grade will change perception and confidence in our local hospital," Dr. Arain added.

The Leapfrog Group survey is voluntary. All hospitals participating in Medicare and Medi-Cal are required to report clinical quality measures, including safety, as well as patient satisfaction. These outcomes are publicly reported on www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.