UCSF Health Hospitals Earn ‘A’ in Patient Safety

Hospitals recognized for putting patient safety first, helping protect patients and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

By By Laura López González | UCSF.edu | November 06, 2023

UCSF Mission Bay Hospital as seen from the sky

UCSF Health hospitals at Mission Bay, Parnassus Heights and Mount Zion have earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the health care transparency nonprofit, The Leapfrog Group. Fewer than 1 in 3 hospitals nationwide can say the same.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns letter grades to hospitals nationwide based on their record of patient safety, including protecting patients and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay all earned Leapfrog’s top national safety honor. UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay includes the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s HospitalUCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

UCSF Health hospital received A grades for patient safety after being evaluated on nearly three dozen measures, including rates of preventable injuries, accidents and infections, as well as the hospital systems used to prevent those events.

“At UCSF Health, our success is not only measured by the number of lives we save but also by the confidence our patients and their families place in us to provide high-quality care,” said UCSF Health President and Chief Executive Officer Suresh Gunasekaran. “These ratings reflect a daily commitment by every member of our teams to making sure our patients receive the best care possible.”

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