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Local hospitals get safety scores

By From page A6 | May 05, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Kaiser Permanente’s Vacaville hospital recently got an A grade for safety from The Leapfrog Group.

Solano County’s other four hospitals received B grades. They are Kaiser Permanente’s Vallejo hospital, NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, NorthBay’s VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville and Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo.

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. California has 104 hospitals with A grades, or about 40 percent.

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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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