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Bakersfield Memorial earns top 5% hospital ranking
Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield Memorial announced Monday that it landed in the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals in an annual study of patient safety.

The ranking by HealthGrades, a Colorado company that provides online information about health-care organizations, is based on a review of nearly 5,000 hospitals’ medical outcomes data from 2006, 2007 and 2008. It looked at 15 kinds of safety indicators, from bed sores to post-operative pulmonary embolisms.