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Sutter Health Hospitals Awarded an “A”

Two Sutter Health Hospitals in the Central Valley Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety ScoreSM

MODESTO, CA – Memorial Medical Center and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, both part of the Sutter Health network of Northern California hospitals, have been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

“We recognize the significance of receiving an ‘A’ score from the Leapfrog Group,” said David Benn, President of Sutter Health’s Central Valley Region. “The ‘A’ grade is the culmination of a tremendous amount of effort, by all of our care teams, to continually improve our processes to ensure we can provide patient care in a safe, professional manner.”

“Hospitals that earn an A have demonstrated their commitment to their patients and their community,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I congratulate Memorial Medical Center and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital for their safety excellence, and look forward to the day when all hospitals will match this standard.”

To see Memorial Medical Center’s and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. People can also check their local hospital’s score on the free mobile app, available at



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.