NEWS | April 24, 2018

UC Davis Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety


UC Davis Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The award comes from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based nonprofit that promotes health care quality and safety. Leapfrog announced today that UC Davis Medical Center was one of just 750 hospitals across the nation to earn an ‘A’ grade for the Spring 2018 rating period. The rating is based on hospitals’ performance in preventing medical errors, infections and injuries among patients.

“The ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog is one of the nation’s top distinctions for patient safety,” said Ann Madden Rice, CEO of UC Davis Medical Center. “This honor belongs to our team members for their high standards and hard work on behalf of patients every day.”

“Receiving an ‘A’ safety grade means a hospital is among the best in the country for protecting patients and putting their patients first, 24 hours a day,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to determine whether hospitals receive an A, B, C, D or F grade. The ratings are given two times per year. For more information about Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, visit