UCSF Health Earns ‘A’ for Safety

Grade is based on more than 30 national performance measures that reflect errors, injuries, accidents and infections

By HFT Editorial Staff
November 19, 2021

UCSF Health hospitals at Mission Bay and Parnassus Heights have received an A grade for fall 2021 from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade — a national distinction that signifies excellence in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospitals.

The Leapfrog Group, a national health care nonprofit supported by employers and other purchasers of health care, assigns an A, B, C, D, or F to approximately 2,900 general hospitals across the country. The grade is based on more than 30 national performance measures that reflect errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The safety group gave the highest rating to the UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights’ Moffitt and Long Hospitals, and to UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, which includes the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital, UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital, and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

“We are proud to see the efforts of our clinical teams recognized once again, especially at such a challenging time for hospitals and health professionals,” says Mark R. Laret, president and chief executive officer of UCSF Health. “These ratings reflect hard work and dedication, every day, to make sure we are providing the highest quality care to the patients we serve.”

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