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12 Sacramento-area hospitals earn “A” grades for patient safety

A dozen Sacramento-area hospitals earned the top safety score of “A” from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Leapfrog’s annual hospital safety scores are based on public data of patient injuries, infections and medical or medication errors. The group’s annual safety report surveyed more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals, assigning A through F grades.

In Northern California, more than a dozen Kaiser Permanente hospitals earned the top grade, including Kaiser campuses in Sacramento, south Sacramento and Roseville.

Sacramento-based Sutter Health had 12 hospital campuses get “A” ratings, including Sutter General and Sutter Memorial in Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Other area hospitals receiving “A” grades included the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Marshall Medical Center in Placerville and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley.

To view the complete list of scores, see

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