Mission Hospital Receives an ‘A’ Patient Safety Rating in Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

June 22, 2020 Providence News team


Mission Viejo, Calif. (May 28, 2020) – Mission Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ patient safety rating from The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit organization committed to improving health care quality and patient safety through a reduction of avoidable errors. The hospital’s ‘A’ rating reflects the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals based on the prevention of medical errors, infections and other harm to patients under care.

“We are honored that the Leapfrog Group has recognized both our Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses with ‘A’ ratings,” said Seth R. Teigen, chief executive of Mission Hospital.

“This recognition is directly attributable to our caregivers’ dedication and commitment to safety, quality and patient satisfaction. I thank each and every one of our caregivers for sharing their talents and expertise, and leading us to this distinction.”

Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Group uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 hospitals twice a year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

In addition to the Leapfrog grade, Mission Hospital has once again been named in Newsweek’s  2020 list of the World’s Best Hospitals. Mission Hospital was rated as the No. 1 hospital in South Orange County, No. 16 hospital in California and among the top in the United States at No. 103.  

U.S. News & World Report ranked Mission Hospital as the 2019-2020 top hospital in south Orange County, the No. 8 facility in the Los Angeles metro area and the No. 13 top hospital in California. Mission Hospital was also ranked among the top 5% of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes by Healthgrades in 2020.

For additional information, please visit www.mission4health.com.

About Mission Hospital

Mission Hospital is a state-of-the art, 523-bed acute care regional medical center in Mission Viejo, California. As one of the busiest designated adult and pediatric Level II Trauma Centers in the state of California, Mission Hospital provides a full range of reputable specialty health care services with highly skilled teams treating a multitude of complex conditions. Services include a full range of expertise in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, cancer care, women’s services, mental health and wellness, head and neck, and a variety of other specialty services.

Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach (MHLB) provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services, orthopedics, general and GI surgery. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 54-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital.

Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital is highly recognized for its high quality of care, evidenced through a multitude of health care quality benchmarks.

Mission Hospital is a member of Providence, a not-for-profit provider of integrated health care. Together, we work to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and the Sisters of Providence.

Media Contact: Carrie Arneth Miller

Director of Communications

Cell: 949-230-6852 | Office: 949-364-4871

Email: Carrie.Miller@stjoe.org


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