Sherman Oaks, CA, November 21, 2022 – Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Sherman Oaks Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.
This is the eighth consecutive time that Sherman Oaks Hospital has been awarded an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group. The hospital has been receiving the award since 2018, a true colloquy of its ongoing dedication to safety and excellent care.
“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.
Sherman Oaks Hospital has been recognized for clinical quality and safety excellence over the years. A recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award and was named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 9 Years in a Row from 2014 to 2022. Also, Sherman Oaks was named by IBM Watson Health™ (formerly Truven Health Analytics) as one of 100 Top Hospitals™ in the Nation. Nationally recognized by the American Heart Association for improving stroke treatment. Received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke certification. The hospital has recently earned a Bronze Seal Accreditation as a Geriatric Emergency Department from the American College of Emergency Physicians.
“Our eighth consecutive “A” from the Leapfrog Group, this honor is a testimony to the incredible commitment of our team members every day to providing the highest level of care possible while always keeping patient safety at the forefront of their daily tasks. It takes a ton of hard work and unwavering dedication for Sherman Oaks Hospital to achieve this recognition”, said EM V. Garcia, Administrator of Sherman Oaks Hospital.
To see Sherman Oaks Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.
About Sherman Oaks Hospital
Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, is a 153-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care community hospital located in Sherman Oaks, California. Staffed with over 500 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians, the hospital is recognized for advanced technology and compassionate care and provides 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to improve and save lives. Sherman Oaks Hospital is nationally recognized as a “100 Top Hospital” by IBM Watson Health. For more information, visit www.shermanoakshospital.org
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.