RANCHO MIRAGE — For the fifth consecutive year, Eisenhower Health has achieved straight ‘A’s’ in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, according to a news release.

With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients, and Eisenhower is the only hospital in the Coachella Valley to earn an ‘A’ grade.

“Achieving an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group is huge accomplishment,” Christine Johnstone, vice president of  Quality and Performance Improvement at Eisenhower Health, said in a prepared statement. “To be recognized five years in a row by an organization with the most rigorous industry standards for quality and safety, transparency and continuous improvement in health care systems is a testament to the dedication and commitment to excellence of our physicians, nurses, leadership and staff.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Eisenhower Health’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that the organization places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Eisenhower Health’s leadership on patient safety,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said in a prepared statement.

To see more details on Eisenhower Health’s Hospital Safety Grade, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit here.

About Eisenhower Health

Eisenhower Health is a not-for-profit, comprehensive health care institution that includes the 463-bed Eisenhower Hospital, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The Betty Ford Center is also located on the Eisenhower campus. Eisenhower is renowned for its Centers of Excellence in Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience and Oncology. Situated on 130 acres in Rancho Mirage, and with outpatient clinics across the valley, Eisenhower Health has provided a full range of quality medical and educational services for more than 45 years for residents and visitors to the greater Coachella Valley. Eisenhower has earned ANCC Magnet Recognition® for professionalism in nursing and excellence in patient care. The first accredited teaching hospital in the valley, Eisenhower trains physician residents in both Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. For more information, visit EisenhowerHealth.org or follow Eisenhower Health on social media.