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Volume 6, Issue 97  | December 3, 2021

Hoag receives top honors for patient safety

Achieving the nation’s top honor for patient safety, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced it has received straight “As” on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine. Additionally, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, Hoag Hospital Irvine and Hoag Orthopedic Institute were recognized with the 2020 Patient Safety Honor Roll Award from the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency, Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and Cal Hospital Compare (CHC).

Hoag receives Hoag exterior

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Hoag Hospital

“We are honored that Hoag has once again been recognized by these prestigious organizations for keeping our patients safe,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and chief executive officer. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoag has remained committed to prioritizing patient safety and providing the same compassionate, high-quality care for our community. We couldn’t have accomplished this without the hard work from our medical staff, nursing staff and the entire organization.”

The Leapfrog Group rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable harm and medical errors. Leapfrog collects and transparently reports hospital performance using up to 28 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and information from other supplemental data sources. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades are assigned to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals. For more information about the Safety Grade or to view the list of state rankings, visit

The CHHS Agency, in partnership with HQI and CHC, awards California hospitals for achieving high patient safety scores in comparison to other hospitals across a variety of care including hospital acquired infections, adverse events, sepsis management and patient experience. Honor roll hospitals have been rigorously evaluated and consistently demonstrate a strong culture of safety among multiple departments.

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