Eight Kaiser Permanente Southern California Hospitals Named ‘Top Hospitals’

Eight Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals have been named 2014 Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, an independent advocacy group of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage. The top hospital designation honors hospitals for their success in areas such as safety practices, mortality rates for common procedures and infection rate and readmissions reduction. Of nearly 1,100 urban hospitals who completed the Leapfrog survey and were considered for the award, only 60 were named top hospitals nationwide. To be included, medical centers must fulfill performance standards for high-risk procedures and meet Leapfrog’s standards for implementing computer physician order entry systems.