Vallejo hospitals get top grades

By From page B6 | December 03, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo and Kaiser’s Vallejo hospital received A grades from The Leapfrog Group.

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit group run by large employers that buy health care benefits. It was founded in 2000 with initial support from the Business Roundtable, according to the group.

Grades are based on such criteria as preventable medical errors, injuries, leadership structure and infections. All five Sutter hospitals in the Sacramento region received A’s.

“Hospitals like these that earn an A have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,” said Leah Binder, president of The Leapfrog Group, in a press release.

NorthBay Medical Center received a C and Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa got a B. No grades were available for VacaValley Hospital or Kaiser’s Vacaville hospital.

Please go to www.hospitalsafetyscore.org to see hospital scores.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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