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PCSO featured on A&E program “Live PD”
elevision viewers just might have seen some familiar faces on the small screen recently. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to be a regular participant in the A&E network show “Live PD” which features law enforcement agencies across the country. The filming agreement lasts through September 2018. When presenting the invitation to be on the show to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb cited transparency and recruitment opportunities as reasons to participate in the show.
There is no cost to be on the show and officers can choose not to be filmed if they wish. Footage that would interfere with an investigation is also permitted to be removed or blurred, according to the filming agreement. Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios issued a motion to delay the vote regarding the filming agreement, but was ultimately the only “no” vote against it. Lamb said he is looking forward to the opportunity to be able to recruit nationwide. New episodes of “Live PD” air on A&E at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Banner Casa Grande earns ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog for patient safety
hen it comes to patient safety, Banner Casa Grande Medical Center ranks among the top healthcare providers in the nation, according to Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog organization that recently released its fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grades. According to Leapfrog, Banner Casa Grande was one of 832 hospitals nationwide awarded an ‘A’ grade for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. “This recognition is testament to what we strive for each and every day -- excellent care, exceptional patient safety, and our focus on providing the best overall customer service,” said
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Rona Curphy, CEO of Banner Casa Grande. “As we uphold our mission of making healthcare easier so life can be better, all of our healthcare providers are committed to maintaining a strong culture of patient safety
so we can best serve the medical needs of our community.” The Leapfrog Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per
year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. A full description of the data and methodology used in determining grades is available online at hospitalsafetygrade.org/ “It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, board, management and staff of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.” THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017