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Marin General Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Marin General Hospital one of just 823 hospitals in the nation to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents

GREENBRAE, CA – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Marin General Hospital was one of just 823 hospitals in the nation to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients. Marin General Hospital has received an “A” grade for five of the last seven grading periods.

“The entire Marin General Hospital community is steadfastly dedicated to providing patients with the utmost in care and safety,” said Joel Sklar, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Marin General Hospital. “To be recognized with an “A” for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group places us in the top 30% of all hospitals nationwide in terms of patient safety and is a testament to the teamwork and tireless efforts of the men and women of Marin General Hospital, their ongoing commitment to the patients they serve, and the outstanding level of care they deliver day in and day out.” 

“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”

“I am extremely proud of Marin General Hospital on earning this great distinction,” said Chief Executive Officer Lee Domanico. “Marin General prides itself on our continued high level of patient care, clinical excellence and an unwavering promise to provide a safe and healing environment for all patients. We look forward to carrying on that tradition for many years to come.”    

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

To see Marin General Hospital’s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org or follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

About Marin General Hospital
Marin General Hospital has been meeting the community’s health care needs since 1952. Many Marin County residents choose to live here because they appreciate the healthy lifestyle and transformative natural environment. In keeping with the values and needs of the community, Marin General Hospital is dedicated to treating the whole patient, mind, body and soul. Their mission is to provide the people of Marin with the healing care they want and deserve.

Marin General Hospital offers advanced medical expertise, technology, and treatments in an exceptionally healing environment. It also gives patients the opportunity to complement their medical treatment with integrative therapies at our Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. Together, Marin General Hospital care teams deliver award-winning services that are recognized by patients and their families, as well as by independent organizations who rank the hospital among the best. For more information, please visit https://www.maringeneral.org/about-us.

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.