Sunnyside Medical Center Named Top Hospital

February 20, 2017

Kaiser Permanente’s Sunnyside Medical Center was the only hospital in Oregon to win the prestigious Leapfrog Top General Hospital award in 2016.

Just 3 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved this honor.

Top Hospitals are chosen based on the results of a yearly survey administered by Leapfrog, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for “giant leaps” forward in the quality and safety of American health care. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered, including infection rates, maternity care, and outcomes of high-risk surgery.

The Top Hospitals quality designation is the most recent in a string of national accolades given to Kaiser Permanente Northwest in the past few months:

  • Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade. In October, 22 Kaiser Permanente hospitals, Sunnyside and Westside Medical Centers received “A” grades in Leapfrog’s semiannual ratings, eight more than during the previous grading period.
  • Medicare Star Quality Ratings. For 2017, Kaiser Permanente Northwest was the only Medicare health plan to receive an overall rating of 5 stars, the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Medicare plan has been rated 5 stars for six consecutive years.
  • NCQA Quality Compass dataset for commercial measures. According to the 2016 National Committee for Quality Assurance report, Kaiser Permanente is the highest rated health plan in 21 of the 48 effectiveness-of-care measures. More than 500 U.S. plans are considered. This is the eighth successive year Kaiser Permanente has had more No.1s than any other health plan.
  • J.D. Power Member Satisfaction Study. In the 2016 study, Kaiser Permanente members in five geographic areas rated their health plan highest in satisfaction.


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