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Patient safety at Dominican, Watsonville hospitals rate A
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Dominican Hospital and Watsonville Community Hospital are among 104 hospitals in California rated “A” by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that bases its safety scores on outcomes along with practices used to prevent errors, injuries and infections.

Leapfrog released scores Wednesday for more than 2,500 general hospitals in the U.S. based on 28 measures.

The goal is to focus attention on preventable medical errors, the third leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer.

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