Palomar Medical Center Poway Receives "A" Safety Grade


“A” grade achieved for consecutive terms

Palomar Medical Center Poway has received an “A” grade for protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care for the second grading period in a row from the Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization. Leapfrog tracks 27 performance measures collected by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“Our staff at Palomar Medical Center Poway provide the safest and highest level of patient care possible,” said Palomar Health Chief Operations Officer Sheila Brown. “Our physicians, nurses, technicians, environmental services workers and other support staff strives for excellence every day.”

Safe, high‐quality care is especially magnified during the COVID‐19 pandemic. The public does not see all the heroic work that goes on behind the scenes to make Palomar Medical Center Poway an “A” hospital.

“Hospitals’ commitment to the fundamentals have saved lives too, like preventing infection, ensuring universal hand hygiene, and double and triple checking everything to avoid errors,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.  

Palomar Medical Center Poway was one of just 34% of the more than 2,600 acute care hospitals tracked to receive an “A” grade.


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