Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, both Tenet Health Central Coast hospitals, received excellence in patient safety in the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and Cal Hospital Compare Honor Roll.

This is the third distinguished award that Tenet Health Central Coast has received recently. November,  Twin Cities and Sierra Vista were both awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade. In December the accolades continued when Sierra Vista was given elite recognition by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for demonstrative commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as verified by meeting the ASGE’s rigorous criteria.

“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 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.”

Only 77 of California’s 422 hospitals were honored for patient safety and Tenet Health Central Coast has two. Honor Roll hospitals had to meet a rigorous threshold of performance by having at least two-thirds of the measure results above the fiftieth percentile and no measure result below the tenth percentile and/or Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A for the past three reporting periods. The Patient Safety Honor Roll uses objective, publicly available patient safety measures to evaluate hospitals across a variety of domains including hospital-acquired infections, adverse patient safety events, sepsis management, patient experience, and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.