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July 24, 2012 > St Rose Hospital receives highest safety rating in East Bay

St Rose Hospital receives highest safety rating in East Bay

Submitted By Renee Snyder

St. Rose Hospital, Hayward, is proud to be recognized amongst some of the safest hospitals in the United States. Infections, surgical mistakes and other medical harm contribute to the deaths of 180,000 hospital patients a year. Another 1.4 million are seriously hurt by their hospital care.

The August 2012 issue of Consumer Reports contains safety ratings for 1,159 of the 6,268 hospitals in the United States. The scoring process consisted of six categories ranking hospital safety including: infections, re-admissions, communication, scanning, complications and mortality. St. Rose Hospital received the highest safety rating of all East Bay hospitals and higher than most in California.

It is evident that St. Rose Hospital is addressing this critical issue by instituting safety initiatives such as electronic medical records to help prevent drug errors, checklists to prevent infections, hosting Project Red, a grant-funded program dedicated to re-engineering the discharge process to prevent re-admissions. These are just a few examples St. Rose Hospital has executed to meet our patient safety goals.

Patient safety continues to be of utmost importance at St. Rose Hospital. We are committed to implementing quality enhancements to provide our patients with a safe and healthy environment.

For the full Consumer Reports article, visit http://tinyurl.com/6sqmeeg

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