Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Earns "A" Grade for Safety from National Evaluator
Friday, May 5, 2023
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) has earned an A grade for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit evaluator of healthcare services.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade evaluates nearly 3,000 general acute-care hospitals across the U.S. for occurrence of preventable safety problems such as surgery-related infections or complications, observed safety incidents, and the presence of staff training and procedures to prevent errors in care.
The latest grades, released Wednesday, show that CCRMC, which is part of Contra Costa Health (CCH), provides its patients with some of the safest, highest-quality healthcare in the nation.
"Our county's commitment to health and equity for all underscores our belief that our county's most vulnerable and lowest-income residents deserve the highest quality medical care," said John Gioia, chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. "We are proud that Contra Costa's full-service community hospital has been recognized for the excellence and quality of its care."
Leapfrog assesses several dimensions of patient safety including medication safety, complex surgeries for pediatric and adult patients, maternity care, intensive care unit staffing, patient safety practices, managing serious errors and outpatient procedures.
"It really comes down to our staff. It's an honor to work with so many dedicated, talented health professionals, all of them focused on delivering the best possible care for our patients," CCH Chief Executive Officer Anna Roth said. "Their daily efforts are reflected in this grade."
CCRMC is a full-service, 164-bed county hospital that offers patient-centered healthcare services in a modern hospital, including a 24-hour emergency department, and 10 satellite health centers providing high-quality care throughout the county.
CCRMC has been recognized in recent years for many efforts to improve health in Contra Costa County, including the California Association of Public Hospitals, Cal Hospital Compare and the Lown Institute. In 2020, Leapfrog and Newsweek rated CCRMC among the nation's top hospitals for maternity care.
"We are proud and grateful to be recognized by Leapfrog for patient safety, because safety is our top concern," said Dr. Samir B Shah, Chief Executive Officer of CCRMC. "Developing, teaching and following best practices improves outcomes, prevents mistakes and improves our patient's experience. Our clinical system emphasizes a culture of safety where every staff member knows the importance of their contribution in risk reduction at CCRMC. It's part of our mission, to care for and improve the health of all Contra Costa residents."
Read the Spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for CCRMC here.
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