Safety and Outcomes

Valley Children’s commitment to providing the safest patient care is central to clinical operations. Our commitment to patient safety is shown in our patient outcomes that are among the best in the nation. When it comes to providing the best care, zero is better and through transparency and national reporting, Valley Children’s exceeds national standards for protecting patients.

Superior Results with Measurable Metrics

Providing the best care to kids in the Central Valley depends on systems that anticipate and prevent errors before they cause harm. Hospital executives, physicians and other bedside staff review, evaluate and address each improvement measure on a regular basis. Benchmarking activities at Valley Children’s range from national patient satisfaction comparisons to national service benchmarking groups and can include honors and designations like the Magnet Recognition Program®.

As a member of Solutions for Patient Safety, Valley Children’s has implemented the best safety practices as recommended by this network of 144 hospitals across the nation. By coming together to eliminate harm to patients, we are putting the needs of our patients first.

As shown by our outcomes, Valley Children’s is ranked among the best in the nation in quality and patient safety and has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top Children’s Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group in 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023.

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Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)

Patients who need frequent blood draws, nutrition, or medication sometimes have a central lined placed to administer these treatments.Read More

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Ventilator-associated pneumonia can develop in the lungs due to bacteria buildup.Read More

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Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

A surgical site infection can occur after a surgical procedure in the area that is operated on if the incision is not properly cared for.Read More

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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

If a catheter is not properly cleaned, it can cause a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).Read More

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Hand Hygiene

Keeping your hands clean is the most important thing you can do to stop germs from spreading.Read More