BAMC Receives A in Overall Safety
The local hospital receives an A in overall patient safety. The rating for Bay Area Medical Center comes from the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. It appears the hospital has made significant strides in improving patient safety recently. BAMC was given an A in the Fall 2017 survey, but only received a C for the two years prior. Hospital Safety Grades, assigned to 2500 acute-care hospitals nationwide, measure a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. BAMC ranked above average in several categories including the prevention of several infections, responsiveness of hospital staff, and communication about medications and recovery care. Lower scores were received regarding the staff working together to prevent errors, patient falls, and tracking previous patient risks.