MarinHealth Medical Center Earns an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

Author: Jennifer Churchill, MarinHealth
MarinHealth Medical Center Earns an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

Today, The Leapfrog Group released its new Hospital Safety Grade report, awarding MarinHealth Medical Center an “A” in acknowledgement of its standards for excellence in patient care and its efforts to protect patients and meet the highest hospital safety standards in the U.S.

Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade rating system uses stringent criteria to assess hospitals’ safety and quality of care. Its A, B, C, D, or F letter grades offer a quick, simple way for consumers to choose the safest hospital to seek care. The grade uses more than 30 measures of safety data, including rates of preventable errors, injuries, and infections, while also accounting for whether hospitals have systems in place to protect patients from harm.

“Patient safety is and always will be our top priority, and we continually make efforts to assess and improve it,” said MarinHealth CEO David Klein, MD. “We are honored to be acknowledged by Leapfrog. It’s recognition that we deliver on our promise to provide high-quality, world-class care. I am so grateful to our team.”

“We’re proud of the A grade, but more importantly, it’s an opportunity to recognize our team’s commitment to providing exceptional patient care. It’s a testament to our team’s hard work, dedication, and compassion,” said MarinHealth Medical Director of Quality Susan Cumming, MD.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public.

To see MarinHealth Medical Center’s entire grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit: To learn more about MarinHealth Medical Center, visit:

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. For more from the Leapfrog Group, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for their newsletter.

About MarinHealth

MarinHealth is an integrated healthcare enterprise with deep roots in the North Bay. With a world-class physician and clinical team, an ever-expanding network of clinics, a new state-of-the-art hospital, and an amazing team, the MarinHealth team stops at nothing to help patients achieve their best health. MarinHealth is comprised of MarinHealth Medical Center, a 327-bed hospital located in the heart of Marin since 1952, the MarinHealth Medical Network with 55+ primary care and specialty clinics located in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties, and the MarinHealth Foundation. A long-time partnership with UCSF expands MarinHealth’s world-class capabilities and its portfolio of services to serve more of our North Bay community in new and better ways. For more information, visit:


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Jennifer Churchill
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Phone: 1-415-521-0612