It’s a trifecta for Eisenhower Medical Center, the Coachella Valley’s nationally recognized hospital.
In a manner of speaking, the 463-bed not-for-profit hospital has made the Dean’s List.
On Tuesday, the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the United States health care system, released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.
“Patient safety is Eisenhower Medical Center’s No. 1 priority,” Christine Johnstone, vice President of quality and process improvement at EMC, said in a prepared statement. “We are proud to, once again, have received an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group, an organization with the toughest industry standards for quality and safety, transparency and continuous improvement in health care systems. When patients receive care at Eisenhower, they and their loved ones can rest assured knowing their health care team of physicians, nurses and staff are maintaining the highest level of patient safety and clinical care standards.”
The Hospital Safety Grades are compiled under the guidance of patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The Hospital Safety Grades are free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
“It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said in a news release. “We congratulate the clinicians, board, management and staff of Eisenhower Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.”
Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 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.
It was the third time inside a month that the Rancho Mirage-based medical center has been hailed as one of the nation’s best.
It was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review, which recently published its list of 100 hospitals with great heart programs. EMC was the only Coachella Valley hospital to make the coveted list.
Hospitals included on this list are national leaders in cardiovascular care, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Many institutions pioneered groundbreaking procedures and remain on the forefront of heart care today.
The Rancho Mirage-based hospital was also recognized, for the second consecutive year, for its No. 1 ranking in the Riverside Metro Area and No. 16 in California (up five spots from last year). U.S. News recognized 504 Best Regional Hospitals in states and metro areas.
U.S. News & World Report released its 27th annual Best Hospitals rankings to help patients make more informed health care decisions. U.S. News compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.