Abrazo Arrowhead Campus received an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Group’s spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade, reflecting the hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care.
The nonprofit Leapfrog Group publishes its safety grades as a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make health care decisions for themselves or a loved one.
“Glendale and Northwest Valley residents have depended on Abrazo Arrowhead for quality, safe medical care for more than 30 years. We sincerely appreciate those who entrust us with their care,” said Stephen Garner, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus chief executive officer.
“Maintaining an A grade during the pandemic is a testament to the dedication of our caregivers and hospital staff. Every day we focus on how we can continually improve our delivery of care and patient satisfaction. Nothing is more important to us than offering our patients trusted care in a safe environment. We are proud to be recognized by the Leapfrog Group with its top grade for patient safety.”
Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is known for its surgical robotics, cardiovascular services and obstetrical care, including a Level IIE neonatal intensive care unit. The 217-bed teaching hospital is also home of the Abrazo Graduate Medical Education program’s internal medicine and general surgery residencies.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only rating focused entirely on how well hospitals protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections. Across all states, only 33% of hospitals reporting data received an A grade.
Doctors, nurses and support staff continue to follow enhanced procedures to provide safe care for patients in all Abrazo Health hospitals throughout the Valley. Abrazo officials remind the public that delaying care or waiting to go to the ER can result in a greater risk of complications and lengthier recovery times if conditions are left untreated.
“Emergency care can be life-saving care, and elective procedures are medically necessary for improved health and quality of life. Studies have shown people have delayed care during the pandemic, but delays may result in a greater risk of complications, disability and lengthier recovery times,” Garner said.
“Please don’t delay care if you or a loved one have symptoms that are best evaluated in an emergency room.”