UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay has been nationally recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for its rigorous safety measures that protect hospital patients from harm and errors.
The “A” grade, the highest rating, includes care provided at UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and UCSF Bakar Precision Cancer Medical Building. UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus Heights received a “B” grade for the fall 2022 ratings. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals were not included because they are specialty hospitals and only general acute care hospitals received fall grades.
“Every clinician and staff person at UCSF Health contributes to the quality and safety of our care,” said Suresh Gunasekaran, president and chief executive officer of UCSF Health. “These ratings are a recognition of their dedication to serving our patients and their families at the highest possible level.”
The Leapfrog Group, a national health care nonprofit, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” to almost 3,000 general hospitals across the country. Grades are based on more than 30 national performance measures set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a way to track errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as the systems hospitals put in place to prevent harm.
Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.