Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH),  French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), which are Dignity Health’s Central Coast hospitals, are pleased to announce that each of these hospitals is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

This exceptional designation honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays.  This distinction places Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for their excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades.

“Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals are honored to be recognized as the leaders in patient safety, performance, and quality as recipients of the Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Chuck Cova, President and CEO, Marian Regional Medical Center and VP Operations Dignity Health Central Coast. “This great accomplishment accompanies 44 additional honors that Dignity Health Central Coast has received from Healthgrades, including five-star awards for clinical outcomes and service excellence awards.”

As recipients of the Healthgrades 2015 Outstanding Patient Safety Excellence Award, Dignity Health Central Coast continues to demonstrate a service-area wide commitment to deliver high-quality care and to protect patients from potentially preventable complications.

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