PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver received an ‘A’ grade this fall from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, an independent national watchdog organization.
A process and structural measure and an outcome measure each account for half of the grade, according to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade website. The process measure represents how often patients are recommended treatment for a medical condition or procedure and a structural measure represents the environment where the patient receives care.
The outcome, reported as A through F ratings, measure represents what happens to a patient while they are receiving care.
“Providing safe, high-quality care, every time, every touch is the promise of our mission,” said Sean Gregory, PeaceHealth Southwest Chief Executive, in a press release. “I am very proud to work with remarkable people who, even when faced with the challenges of a pandemic, have remained steadfast in our commitment to our community. Our recognition by Leapfrog is an objective validation of the exceptional care being provided every day at PeaceHealth.”
Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Sunnyside and Westside medical centers in Portland both received an ‘A’ grade in this same time period.
“With our continued “A” rating, our community can be reassured that we consistently exceed safety practices and procedures and are committed to providing them with the best care possible,” said Adam Van Den Avyle, Kaiser Permanente of the Northwest hospital administrator, in a press release. “This recognition reflects the dedication of our Westside and Sunnyside medical center teams.”
On the web
To look up scores from other hospitals and information on what the score means visit hospitalsafetygrade.org/your-hospitals-safety-grade.