UCSF Hospitals Earn ‘A’ for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group

Grade Reflects Top National Performance Among Nearly 3,000 Hospitals

By Jess Berthold | UCSF.edu | May 03, 2023

UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus

UCSF Health hospitals at Mission Bay and Parnassus Heights earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2023 – a national recognition of excellence for protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.

The safety group gave the highest rating to the UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights’ Moffitt and Long Hospitals, and to UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, which includes the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s HospitalUCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

“This award reflects the effort and heart we put into providing the safest and highest quality care for our patients,” said Suresh Gunasekaran, president and chief executive officer of UCSF Health. “We are thrilled to see our staff and providers recognized for their daily commitment to excellence, including during the height of the pandemic.”

The Leapfrog Group, a national health care nonprofit supported by employers and other purchasers of health care, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” to almost 3,000 general hospitals across the country. The grade is based on more than 30 national performance measures that track errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

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