SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four Sutter hospitals received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit focused on patient safety. An additional seven hospitals in Sutter Health’s not-for-profit system earned a “B” grade for prioritizing patient safety and helping protect patients from preventable harm and errors. The new grades reflect overall hospital performance from late 2021 and all of 2022—when new variants continued to emerge during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our team members are dedicated to delivering outstanding care that improves the health of individuals and communities every day,” said William Isenberg, M.D., PhD, Sutter Health’s chief medical and quality officer. “We appreciate insights such as these regarding our patient care strengths, as well as the opportunities we have to continuously improve.”
Sutter hospitals earning an “A” grade include:
- California Pacific Medical Center – Mission Bernal campus
- Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
- Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
- Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Sutter hospitals earning a “B” grade include:
- Eden Medical Center
- Novato Community Hospital
- Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
- Sutter Davis Hospital
- Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
- Sutter Solano Medical Center
- Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm, errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.
To see full grade details, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.
About Sutter Health
Sutter Health’s integrated, not-for-profit system of employees, associated physicians and volunteers support more than three million patients in diverse communities across 22 counties. Headquartered in Northern California, Sutter Health provides access to high quality, affordable care through its 23 hospitals, five medical foundations, 221 multispecialty ambulatory sites, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent and walk-in care centers, telehealth, home health and hospice services. Dedicated to meeting the growing and diverse health needs across the country, Sutter is growing its large academic enterprise with 16 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited programs that span across six campuses.