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How St. Bernardine Shines as a Top-Notch Hospital

By Ruby Stephenson
Community Writer
05/16/2024 at 09:56 AM


SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF., May 1, 2024 – Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them. 


"Dedicated to delivering exceptional healthcare in the safest possible setting is our highest goal at St. Bernardine Medical Center," shares Doug Kleam, President of St. Bernardine Medical Center. "Receiving our third consecutive 'A' grade from Leapfrog underscores the steadfast commitment of our physicians and staff to patient safety, solidifying St. Bernardine's reputation as a trusted healthcare provider in our communities."


“Everyone who works at St. Bernardine Medical Center should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank St. Bernardine, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”


The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.


To see St. Bernardine’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and via The Leapfrog Group newsletter.?