The independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group published its newest results for hospital safety scores on April 25. Glendale Adventist Medical Center earned its third consecutive ‘A’ grade in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. “Our world-class mission statement to ‘share God’s love with our community; demands that we provide world-class care to those who entrust us with their healthcare needs. This third consecutive ‘A’ grade safety score illustrates our unwavering commitment to those we have served for 111 years,” said Kevin A. Roberts, president/CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Developed under the guidance of leapfrog’s blue ribbon expert panel, the hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. For the first time, the hospital safety score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA. To see Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s full score and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients and loved ones visiting the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.