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Local hospitals recognized for patient safety, maternity and opioid care

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 19:13:06-05

Local hospitals were recently recognized for patient safety, maternity and opioid care.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton were among 77 hospitals named to the 2019 California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and Cal Hospital Compare Honor Roll for patient safety.

French and Marian were two of 134 hospitals in the state to be recognized for meeting performance standards in maternity care.

Only 36 hospitals received honors for both.

French was also recognized for participating in the opioid care honor roll pilot program.

“Improving the quality of patient care in hospitals is critically important,” said California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly. “These annual measurements through Cal Hospital Compare allow us to acknowledge hospitals doing excellent work and also inform hospitals when improvement is needed.”

Tenet Health Central Coast calls the honor roll significant and says the hospitals “had to meet a rigorous threshold of performance by having at least 2/3 of measure results above the 50th percentile and no measure result below the 10th percentile and/or Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A for the past three reporting periods.”

“This Honor Roll is very significant because its evaluation uses current, quality data sources and is reviewed by independent state evaluators,” said Mark Lisa, CEO of Tenet Health Central Coast. “It also tells the community that both our hospitals (Sierra Vista and Twin Cities) receive high marks in important measures, such as patient experience and safety, as we provide care that is culturally competent and patient-centered, regardless of religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, ethnicity, age, disability or veteran status.”

Tenet Health Central Coast says this is the third distinguished award it has received since November.