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Salinas Valley Health Earns Ninth Consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

Salinas Valley Health Earns Ninth Consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

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National Recognition for Exceptional Patient Safety

SALINAS, CA, November 15, 2023 – Salinas Valley Health is demonstrating a constant focus on patient and hospital safety earning its ninth consecutive “A” letter grade from a leading independent, third party watchdog organization. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit sets standards for excellence in patient care.  Leapfrog assigns grades to general hospitals across the county on a scale from “A” to “F” based on over 30 national performance measures.


“We have built a reputation of excellence,” says Pete Delgado, president/CEO of Salinas Valley Health. “The cornerstone of the community’s high regard for our quality services is our attention to detail when it comes to patient safety. Safety is the strongest foundation for healthcare delivery and is pivotal to   the additional quality and patient care success we achieve on a national level. I’m proud of our team for their consistent and unwavering commitment to safety.”


The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections and injuries. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually in the fall and spring.


“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Salinas Valley Health made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”


To see details of Salinas Valley Health’s full grade and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit Salinas Valley Health offers a list of major awards and recognition at  


Editor Note: Photo Attached. Salinas Valley Health operating room


About The Leapfrog Group                                                                                   

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. 


About Salinas Valley HealthSalinas Valley Health exists to help our community rise through good health. Founded in 1953 as Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, today we serve individuals and families throughout the Salinas Valley, Monterey Peninsula, and surrounding region. Salinas Valley Health employs more than 2,000 people and consists of a network of resources and collaborations which include a 263-bed acute care medical center; primary, specialty, and urgent care clinics; a mobile clinic; and community-based health and wellness programs such as Blue Zones Project Monterey County. We deliver evidence-based quality and patient-focused care to improve health and wellbeing for all.


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