Ten Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California – including its medical center in Roseville – have won “top hospital” designations from the Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
The 10 facilities were among 19 Kaiser hospitals statewide that received recognition in Leapfrog’s 2013 report, which examined records of hundreds of hospitals nationwide. The “top hospitals” designation recognizes medical centers for success in areas that include infection rates, safety practices, mortality rates for common procedures and measures of efficiency.
Besides Kaiser’s hospital in Roseville, other Kaiser centers recognized for 2013 are in Antioch, Fresno, Oakland, Richmond, San Jose, Santa Clara, South San Francisco, Vacaville and Walnut Creek.
Other Sacramento-area centers recognized by Leapfrog as “top hospitals” were the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento and Dignity Health’s Mercy Hospital of Folsom.
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