Only One Local Hospital Earns Top Marks For Patient Safety
Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia gets another A in the Leapfrog Group's report. Hospitals are evaluated in several areas, including infections in the intensive care unit, foreign objects left in bodies after surgery, patient falls, pressure ulcers, and nurse and doctor communication.
How Safe Is Your Hospital? Only 1 Valley Hospital Earns ‘A’ In National Report Card
Only one Valley hospital earned a top grade for patient safety in a nationwide report card released Wednesday. Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia was one of 823 hospitals nationwide to earn an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, which gave grades to 2,639 hospitals nationwide. The group gives report-card grades to hospitals twice a year, in spring and fall. Kaweah has earned an “A” grade since spring 2015. (Anderson, 4/11)