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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