Top ratings roll in for Saint Alphonsus in Ontario

The daily “huddle” of nearly 30 department managers at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario is one of the crucial building blocks to the hospital’s recent high marks by national organizations regarding its care and operations. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Excellence doesn’t come easy.

Just ask the staff at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario.

In the modern era where rural hospitals often struggle, the local care center recently achieved two major milestones.

In November, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group’s hospital safety grade system.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that measures the performances of hospitals in categories such as medical error prevention, injuries, accidents and infections twice a year.

The November grade was the third time in a . . .