As part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing commitment to bring high-quality, personalized, and convenient care, the San Rafael Medical Center recently opened its new state-of-the-art Emergency Department at 99 Montecillo Road in San Rafael.
The new emergency Department is 17,500 square feet—nearly triple the size of the previous facility. The new treatment rooms are designed for patients’ comfort and are spacious enough to accommodate family members, caregivers, physicians, and equipment for necessary procedures.
“We are glad to deliver our patient-centered care in a renewed environment,” says Gary Mizono, MD, physician in chief of the San Rafael Medical Center. “Our modern facilities are designed with your care, safety, and recovery in mind.”
In fact, the new Emergency Department features 2 large trauma bays, a dedicated receiving area, and a separate entrance for any patients with possible infectious disease or exposure to hazardous materials.
Plus, specially designed rooms near the waiting area for minor conditions, such as rashes, are intended to help make it easier for patients to be seen quickly and discharged sooner without going into the more urgent treatment bays.
Hospitals Get an “A” in Safety
San Rafael and Santa Rosa Kaiser Permanente Hospital received the top score of "A" by the Leapfrog Group’s 2015 Hospital Safety Scores, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit that is run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, published its Hospital Safety Scores after examining publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections at U.S. hospitals.
The Hospital Safety Score, considered the gold standard for rating patient safety in the U.S., is an analysis based on 28 variables, including rates of infections, medication mix-ups and health care-acquired injuries. It uses data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association and its own Leapfrog survey.