By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has been awarded an “A” for the 2018 Spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This is a national distinction that places ARMC among the safest hospitals in the United States.
The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization of employers and health care experts, uses publicly and self-reported data to score hospitals throughout the U.S. The score is a composite of patient safety measures.
“Congratulations to the Arrowhead team for earning this distinction,” said Bill Gilbert, Hospital Director. “ARMC staff work relentlessly in providing quality health care to our community and it is great to see these efforts recognized.”
ARMC has gone up several letter-grades since 2016. The current exceptional grade reflects ARMC’s progress and commitment to developing a culture of continuous quality improvement and safety. ARMC is committed to supporting publicly-reported hospital quality and patient safety information, as it enables consumers to make informed health care choices.
ARMC will continue tolook for ways to raise the bar even higher in quality of care and safety efforts. Safety is one of the ways the hospital contributes to the Countywide Vision along with helping to provide for the health and social service needs of our county residents.
About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center:ARMC is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by the County of San Bernardino, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates a regional burn center, level II trauma center, primary stroke center, a behavioral health center, five primary care centers including four family health centers, and provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. Follow ARMC on Twitter at @ArrowheadRMC and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/arrowheadregional. The hospital is located at 400 North Pepper Avenue in Colton.