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Leapfrog A Grade, Spring 2020 - Barton Memorial Hospital

Barton Memorial Hospital Awarded 'A' Grade For Patient Safety

(South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Memorial Hospital received news of another ‘A’ grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Assessment data from 28 quality measurements demonstrated better patient outcomes at the Lake Tahoe hospital; the result of collaborative, team-driven systems in place at Barton Health that protect patients from harm.

“This industry recognition is proof of our teams’ hard work and commitment to caring for our patients – the same dedication that can be seen in Barton Health’s response and preparedness to address the challenges of COVID-19,” said Dr. Clint Purvance, Barton Health President & CEO.

This is the seventh ‘A’ grade Barton has received from the Leapfrog Group since 2016, a hard-earned track record that is the result of system-wide participation focusing on programs and pathways that exceed established standards of care. Hundreds of physicians, healthcare workers and hospital staff are collaboratively working to proactively prevent medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections in patient care.

The Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a national distinction from the independent healthcare watchdog organization, which assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ safety grade to more than 2,600 acute-care hospitals across the United States. The Leapfrog Group’s safety grades are based on 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data, peer-reviewed by a national panel of medical experts that issues grades twice per year.

More information about Barton Health’s quality and patient safety recognition is available at The latest information on Barton’s COVID-19 response, as well as federal, state and local guidelines is available at