KPNW hospitals receive ‘A’ grades for patient safety
November 9, 2017
Both Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Oregon — Sunnyside Medical Center, in Clackamas, and Westside Medical Center, in Beaverton — have received A grades for patient safety from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
Each year, the Leapfrog Group, an independent patient safety watchdog group, assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides consumers insight to patient safety in the United States. They have just announced this year’s grades.
This was the fourth consecutive A for Sunnyside and the second for Westside Medical Center since its opening in August of 2013.
“Great teamwork is a central part to providing members the quality care they expect,” said Justin Evander, chief operating officer and administrator, Sunnyside Medical Center. “To receive an A grade for hospital safety recognizes all of our team efforts to put the safety of our patients first.”
Brantley Dettmer, chief operating officer and administrator, Westside Medical Center, expressed similar sentiments: “Maintaining high safety standards continues to be a focus for all of our staff members. Achieving an A for the second consecutive year demonstrates how dedicated our team at Westside is to quality care and the safety of our patients.”
Parsa Shahinpoor, M.D., is a hospitalist at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, in Clackamas, Oregon.