Health & Medicine

Kaiser, other Sacramento-area hospitals get top safety ratings

Nineteen Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California – including Kaiser hospitals in Sacramento, South Sacramento and Roseville – have received 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.

The latest edition of the group’s annual safety report examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.

Leapfrog’s hospital safety scores are based on public data on patient injuries, medical/medication errors and infections at U.S. hospitals. Grades range from “A” to “F.”

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, Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, Sutter Memorial Hospital of Sacramento, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Marshall Medical Center in Placerville.

No hospital in the Sacramento region received a grade less than “C.”

To view the complete list of scores, see