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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Twin Cities Community Hospital earn recognition for patient safety

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Tenet Health Central Coast

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - Both Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton have been named on the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and Cal Hospital Compare Honor Roll for their excellence in patient safety.

“This Honor Roll is very significant because its evaluation uses current, quality data sources and is reviewed by independent state evaluators,” said Mark Lisa, CEO of Tenet Health Central Coast. “It also tells the community that both our hospitals receive high marks in important measures, such as patient experience and safety, as we provide care that is culturally competent and patient-centered, regardless of religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, ethnicity, age, disability or veteran status.”

This Honor Roll marks the third distinguished award that Tenet Health Central Coast as received since November. Their previous awards include an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade and recognition by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Tenet Health said only 77 of California's 422 hospitals were recognized for their patient care. Sierra Vista and Twin Cities hospitals make up two of those.

In order to receive the recognition, hospitals are evaluated across a variety of domains including hospital acquired infections, adverse patient safety events, sepsis management, patient experience, and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

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