Sharp hospitals earn top marks in national safety survey

National recognition demonstrates continued dedication of Sharp caregivers.

After receiving top grades last spring, Sharp HealthCare’s acute-care hospitals have once again received top national safety grades by the Leapfrog Group, a national organization that tracks and promotes progress in the quality and safety of American health care.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are released by the nonprofit organization twice per year, in the spring and the fall, and are assigned to more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the United States. The Leapfrog assessment includes 30 measures, including patient satisfaction scores, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs — and rates how well hospitals protect patients from medical errors, injuries and infections.

The announcement of the newest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D, and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, included the following marks for Sharp hospitals:

  • “A” for Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
  • “A” for Sharp Coronado Hospital
  • “B” for Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  •  “A” for Sharp Memorial Hospital

Only 33 percent of hospitals receive an A from the Leapfrog Safety Grade program. These latest national recognitions demonstrate the continued dedication and commitment of our Sharp caregivers. Visit Sharp HealthCare’s website to learn more.