Contact: Denise Bouillerce
Livermore, CA — Today, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare was named one of the nation's safest hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit that evaluates hospitals on their quality and safety measures. SHC - ValleyCare's 242 bed hospital earned an "A" grade for hospital safety after Leapfrog's data analysis of more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide.
"We are honored that our hard work in patient safety has been recognized by Leapfrog," said SHC - ValleyCare president Scott Gregerson. "We want to set a benchmark for consistent delivery of high quality health care and the Hospital Safety Score reflects the hard work and commitment of our care teams and staff to patient safety and quality outcomes."
The Hospital Safety Score provides data and research to help patients and their families make informed decisions about their health care. Compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety, the Hospital Safety Score is based on an analysis of 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, including rates of infections, injuries and errors. Scores are released twice annually and recognize those hospitals making patient safety and the public reporting of quality and outcomes measures a priority. It is one of the many rankings, ratings and scorecards in which SHC - ValleyCare participates to measure its patient-care quality and patient satisfaction. SHC - ValleyCare has also been honored for its outstanding care by the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Radiology.
For more details on the methodology used in determining grades and to see SHC - ValleyCare's scores, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
About Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare
ValleyCare Health System has provided high quality, not-for-profit health care to the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities since 1961. In 2015 ValleyCare and Stanford Health Care partnered to become Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. Through highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff, and state-of-the-art technology, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare offers a wide range of health care services at its Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin medical facilities.