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
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.
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