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    PRESS RELEASE:
    Memorial Medical Center and Sutter Tracy Receive “A” Grades in Recent Hospital Safety Score(SM) Update from The Leapfrog Group

    For more information, contact:
    Sutter Health Central Valley Region
    Marketing & Communications
    209-572-5900

    Modesto, May 22, 2013 – 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 Score(SM) 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 Score(SM), the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections.

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    About Sutter Health:
    The Sutter Health Central Valley Region includes Memorial Hospital Los Banos, Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation care centers in Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties. Sutter Health is a family of not-for-profit hospitals, physician organizations and other medical services that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, obstetrics, and newborn intensive care, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology.

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    About The Leapfrog Group:
    The Leapfrog Group is a national organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.