Adventist Health Bakersfield | You + Us | Spring 2019
6 Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. YOU + US : Together i nsp i red ™ Inspiring Hope commitment to safer and higher-quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Bakersfield requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.” Adventist Health Bakersfield is honored to be recognized as the only Top Hospital in Kern County by The Leapfrog Group. While this is a great recognition, what it really shows is our unwavering commitment to give our very best for our community as we carry out our mission of “Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.” Adventist Health Bakersfield is one of six hospitals in California and one of 35 in the nation with this “Top General Hospital” status for patient safety and quality care. “What a tremendous honor to be selected,” says Sharlet Briggs, Adventist Health Bakersfield president. “Every day, our staff comes ready to provide high-quality, compassionate care that exemplifies our mission of inspiring our community to live life marked by health, wholeness and hope. I’m extremely proud of our Top Hospital recognition and our third ‘A’ grade that truly illustrate our commitment to providing the best health care in Kern County.” Tops in the nation Among thousands of facilities in the country, Leapfrog recognized Adventist Health Bakersfield as one of the 35 Top General Hospitals nationally, alongside: •53 Top Teaching Hospitals •17 Top Rural Hospitals •13 Top Children’s Hospitals The Leapfrog Group considers performance and rigorous standards across many areas of hospital care—including infection rates, maternity care and medication safety—for these awards. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals . “Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than 6 percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Adventist Health Bakersfield has established its We’re thrilled to be a Top Hospital, but even more proud to be our community’s hospital of choice Inspired by YOU The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest- value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. Find a doctor affiliated with Adventist Health Bakersfield’s award-winning care. Visit adventisthealth.org/doctors .