Kaiser Permanente Roseville Honored
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center has been named a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital, an honor that rewards medical centers for outstanding success in such areas as the use of electronic health records to reduce medication and other errors, performance on high-risk surgical procedures, low infection rates, and appropriate physician and nursing staffing.
Nine other Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California received the honor, including South Sacramento Medical Center. In all, just 92 hospitals around the country were named Top Hospitals, out of more than 1,200 surveyed.
"We are honored to be recognized among an impressive list of the nation's top hospitals for meeting and exceeding high standards in the way we care for our patients," said Edward Glavis, area manager and senior vice president, Roseville. "Our highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff are dedicated to improving the lives and health of our patients, and being named a Top Hospital is a reflection of that hard work."
This is Roseville Medical Center's third Top Hospital award in a row by the Leapfrog Group.
"Leapfrog is the gold standard for hospital quality and this recognition reflects the exceptional performance of our hospitals, but that's only part of the Kaiser Permanente story," said Robert Pearl, MD, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group. "Our physicians, nurses and staff are able to provide continuous excellence from the outpatient to the inpatient setting and back through personalized, technologically advanced and closely coordinated care across all specialties. Having experts available from every specialty in the hospital and utilizing the most advanced electronic medical record allows physicians to provide their patients rapid, cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment. The result is lower mortality rates from heart attacks, strokes, cancer and sepsis than the rest of the country, and a dramatically reduced chance of our patients having to be re-hospitalized."
The other Kaiser Permanente Northern California Top Hospitals in 2012 are:
- San Francisco
- Santa Clara
- South Sacramento
- South San Francisco
- Walnut Creek
"This is a transformative time for health care, and Kaiser Permanente is the model for the future," said Gregory A. Adams, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals, Inc., in Northern California. "Our ultimate goal is to provide our patients with the right care in the right setting, and while the Leapfrog Group has recognized our hospitals as among the best in the nation, that setting is not always inside the hospital. We are improving the care we provide our patients and implementing evidence-based practices, which means they are recovering more quickly and going home sooner than they might have been able in the past - and in some cases, avoiding hospitalization all together."
The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage founded a decade ago to work for improvements in health care safety, quality and affordability. It is an independent advocacy group working with a broad range of partners, including hospitals and insurers. The annual survey is the only voluntary effort of its kind.
The 2012 list of Top Hospitals includes university and other teaching hospitals, children's hospitals and community hospitals in rural, suburban and urban settings. The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group's annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals' performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors. The results of the survey are posted on a website open to patients and families, the public, employers, and other purchasers of health care. The website is http://www.leapfroggroup.org/cp
Leapfrog also updated its hospital safety scores released earlier this year. In all, 17 of Kaiser Permanente's 21 hospitals in Northern California received "A" grades, the highest possible. One received a "B" grade, and the remainder were not graded because they lacked sufficient volume in several measures used in the scoring.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesFatal Accident Involving Employee Closes Squaw ValleySquaw Valley, Calif.- A fatal incident occurred at Squaw Valley involving a ski patroller at 8:35 AM this morning during avalanche control activities
Locals Step up to Protect our Natural Wonders...Forever"Forever" is a daunting amount of time, yet supporters of Placer Land Trust fully embrace the challenge in their commitment to protecting our important landscapes
2017 Honda Ridgeline a very unique truckRoseville, CA- After a two-year absence, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has emerged and the consensus is it's better than ever.
Residents Conserve Water without Government MandateSacramento-area residents reduced water use by 25 percent in 2016 compared to 2013 even without a state mandate to conserve, according to an analysis of water
There's No Business Like Show BusinessRocklin, CA - The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, invite the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization
Roseville and Rocklin Officials on SACOG Board of DirectorsThe new year bring new leadership to the region's transportation planning agency representing rural, suburban, and urban perspectives. The Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Operation Recognition Seeks Veterans to Receive High School DiplomasThe Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is again awarding high school diplomas to qualifying U.S. Veterans and Japanese American citizens through its popular
Placer Child Support Services Ranks in Top Ten StatewideAUBURN, Calif. -- Placer County's Department of Child Support Services ranks eighth in the state out of 51 county child support agencies
Roseville Reservoir in Placer County Future?Roseville's City Council and Placer County Water Agency's (PCWA) Board of Directors last week opted into the initial phase of the Sites Reservoir project
New California Laws 2017 (Part 16)Roseville, CA - New California laws for 2017. Part 16 includes federal immigration policy enforcement, veterans, disability benefits, private investigators, elections, special education, and much more.
Roseville Gas Prices Reverse Upward TrendRoseville, CA- Gas prices in Roseville and around many parts of the country reversed course with a slight downtick this past week.
Placer County Hoteliers: Taxman Cometh Airbnb, Vacation Rentals By Owner, inns or hotels. If you provide lodging in Placer County, you're required to collect Transient Occupancy Tax
NEWS: In Case You Missed It