Making the "A" grade — again
The Leapfrog Group, an independent healthcare rating organization, rated Northern Nevada Medical Center “A” for patient safety in both the 2018 rating periods, spring and fall. The group surveys and ranks 2,600 hospitals across the U.S. based on patient safety records and their performance in preventing infections, medical errors and other potential things that could harm patients. The hospital was one of only three hospitals in Nevada to receive an “A” grade.
“Patient safety and clinical care excellence have long been part of our culture and mission at Northern Nevada Medical Center,” says Northern Nevada Medical Center CEO Alan Olive. “Our staff demonstrates how important it is to focus on the patient first, and continues to provide a high standard of care to the community.”
The high standards of care and safety that contribute to this ranking include top surgical safety and care guidelines; best practices used to prevent infections and injuries; and safety measures followed by doctors, nurses and hospital staff to thwart errors.