PALMDALE – Palmdale Regional Medical Center received a ‘B’ in the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.
“Patient safety and quality services have always been a top priority for us. We will continue to strive for even greater excellence in patient safety and hope to achieve an “A” on the next Safety Grade,” said Richard Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Palmdale Regional Medical Center. “Most importantly, we pledge to honor the trust of our patients by being transparent about our progress and working toward the highest possible standard of safety.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and the results are free to the public.
“Our goal is to inform patients about local hospitals with the best safety measures in place and the strongest records,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Every hospital can earn an ‘A’ grade, and we’re proud of the hospitals that are committed to making an effort to protect patients from harm.”
Palmdale Regional was awarded a ‘B’ grade when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. Antelope Valley Hospital received a ‘C’ grade and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital received a ‘D’ grade.
To see the full grade details for Palmdale Regional and all other hospitals, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
[Information via news release from Palmdale Regional Medical Center.]
6 comments for "Palmdale Regional Medical Centers earns ‘B’ grade from Leapfrog"
I am legally disabled , diagnosed with a plethora of issues Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, POTS, and Fibromyalgia just to give a little insight. I live in Lancaster and I refuse to seek medical treatment anymore. I rely on prayer- God doesn’t always miraculously cure me, but He sends me to the right holistic treatments. Pray, and then listen. God speaks through your environment if you pay attention
the hospitals in the Av are worse than the county hospitals, including “Killer King” in Watts.
Hospital death says
This hospital should be rated d you go there to die not to be treated and I have proof malpractice lawsuit going through
Anna M Meneses says
I would never go to any hospital except Regional center. Short wait times. Polite professional staff. Even had TV in waiting area
Recently at AV Er, had 6 hr wait. No security visible. Had to walk thru maze of color coated mazes to reach final area
Like a horror movie!!!
Dr. Kiljoy says
Generally speaking, the ER has always lacked in patient care as patients have had to be treated poorly in terms of wait times to be triaged, seen by a either a PA, NP, or MD. Even at the initial stages, I’ve known the nurses to be less than sympathetic, and worse, they have been prejudgemental in assuming a persons status. I had a family member referred to as a DRUNK: In reality he was a diabetic who suffered a HEART ATTACK!!
Diabetics who suffer heart attacks sometimes emit an odor of alcohol.
In addition, and perhaps more pernicious is that this hospital is consistently short staffed, on purpose.
I would never tell anyone to go to Palmdale regional. My mother received the worst treatment ever, including the colon Dr coming in with nurses, office worker to bluntly tell her she’s dying she needs to go home and die! I have never seen that look on my moms face and the fact of giving up!!