Keck Hospital of USC received the 2020 Patient Safety Honor Roll Award from the California Health and Human Services Agency, Hospital Quality Institute and Cal Hospital Compare, administrators announced. This is the first year that Keck Hospital has achieved this honor roll rank, according to a memo from Stephanie Hall, MD, MHA, chief medical officer of Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital.

In 2020, the Patient Safety Honor Roll recognized 73 hospitals, or 22% of the state’s 329 acute care hospitals, as having high safety profiles in comparison with others throughout California. The 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. This is the second year Cal Hospital Compare has issued the Honor Roll.

The Honor Roll offers Californians a rigorously evaluated list of hospitals that have consistently demonstrated a strong culture of safety across multiple departments and offers hospitals yet another valuable tool to evaluate and celebrate their own performance in comparison to others, Hall wrote in the memo. Honor Roll hospitals had to meet a rigorous threshold of performance by having at least 2/3 of measured 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 recognition is well deserved and serves as a testament to our ongoing commitment to safety, quality and the patient experience,” Hall wrote. “Congratulations to Keck Hospital of USC!”

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