Only South Bay hospital to achieve this honor
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance was recognized today by The Leapfrog Group as a 2017 Top General Hospital, one of just six in California and one of two across Los Angeles County.
“Everyone in the entire hospital shares this recognition,” said Jeremy Baker, the Providence Little Company of Mary’s director of quality and safety. “It’s a complete commitment across the board.”
Thousands of hospitals were scored on a one-to-five scale across a variety of more than 20 standards ranging from computerized orders to providers to 24-hour physician staffing in intensive care units to transparency in caring for patients. The Top Hospital award is given to the highest performing hospitals on each year’s Leapfrog Hospital Survey and features hospitals in four categories - General, Rural, Teaching and Children’s.
“This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and the local community, Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, said. “The entire staff and board deserve praise for putting quality first and achieving results.”
Methodology for safety ratings is available here.
The Leapfrog Group has rigorous standards used each year in its semi-annual grading system. Infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors all play roles in how a hospital is scored. In October, the Torrance hospital and its sister hospital in San Pedro earned “As” in safety from Leapfrog, applicable to general acute care hospital only and reflective of safety record based on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as well as other sources.