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Two SLO County hospitals honored with “A” grade for patient safety

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Two Tenet Health Central Coast hospitals have received an "A" rating from a national hospital safety organization for patient safety.

Sierra Vista Regional Medial Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in empleton both got an "A" for spring of 2021 from the Leapfrog Group. Sierra Vista achieving consecutive "A" grades every reporting period since the rating started in 2012. Only three hospitals in California and 27 nationally can claim that.

"Although nothing important is ever easy, earning the Leapfrog 'A' while responding to the Pandemic certainly was possible precisely because our hospitals are agile, expert and prepared," said Mark Lisa, CEO of Tenet Health Central Coast. "A good example of this agility is how we developed and launched the only Tele-ER services for all of our Central Coast residents during the pandemic. This innovation at both hospitals is a result of patient safety being our priority. Safety is who we are as a Community Built on Care and these prestigious recognitions are a validation of the hard work, professionalism and caring of every single person that works at Tenet Health Central Coast."

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and the results are free to the public.

To see both hospitals' full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital,
visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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