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Three Sacramento region hospitals get top ranking by Leapfrog Group

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Three Sacramento region hospitals were named in a list of the nation’s top 90 hospitals, as rated by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization that bases rankings on comprehensive surveys.

The surveys consist of questionnaires as long as 60 pages querying hospitals about their safety results, what procedures they perform and what facilities and staff they have.

Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom made the list, as did the Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center and the UC Davis Medical Center. The rankings place the hospitals among the top 10 percent of the 1,324 health systems participating in the national survey on quality and safety – and the top 90 hospitals nationwide.

Ann Madden Rice, chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center, said the designation “reflects the hard work of our physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to improve both our patient-care processes and reporting outcomes.”

In the University of California system, only UC Davis and UC San Francisco at Mount Zion received the recognitions.

Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

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Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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