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June 15, 2012 > Kaiser Permanente Hospitals received 'A' rating

Kaiser Permanente Hospitals received 'A' rating

Submitted By Jessie Mangaliman

Fifteen Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California - including those in Fremont, Hayward, and Oakland - were honored with an "A" Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. They were among 28 Kaiser Permanente hospitals around the country that received the top grade in the safety report, which examined the records of more than 2,600 hospitals in the U.S.

In Northern California, three other Kaiser Permanente hospitals received a "B" score, The Leapfrog Group's next highest mark.

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in the East Bay with "A" scores include Fremont, Hayward and Oakland. In Northern California, other Kaiser Permanente hospitals receiving the same "A" scores were: Antioch, Manteca, Redwood City, Roseville, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, South Sacramento, South San Francisco and Vallejo. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Fresno, San Rafael and Walnut Creek received "B" ratings.

To see all hospital scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org,

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