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SAN DIMAS, Calif. (August 11, 2023) – San Dimas Community Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding Patient Safety receiving an ‘A’ grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. San Dimas Community Hospital achieved this honor through strong performance across metrics of patient outcomes, out of more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. These are independent rankings and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed.

“Receiving this recognition for exceptional service to the San Dimas community is truly an honor and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff and physicians,” expressed Parrish Scarboro, Chief Executive Officer at San Dimas Community Hospital. “Our team’s unwavering commitment to patient safety and positive health outcomes have all contributed to this accomplishment. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and will continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of patient care.”

“When communities have access to socially responsible healthcare, our nation grows stronger,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to hold up these high-performing hospitals as examples for others to follow.”

San Dimas Community Hospital was also recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an ‘A’ grade for patient safety – the seventh straight ‘A’ that San Dimas has earned. In addition, San Dimas Community Hospital was nationally recognized as a Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association for its commitment to providing high-quality heart failure care.

The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility is the only ranking to include metrics of health equity and value of care alongside patient outcomes, creating a holistic view of hospitals as total community partners. In the fourth annual and largest set of rankings to date, the 2023-24 Lown Index evaluates hospitals on 50+ measures–including novel metrics such as community benefit, racial inclusivity, and avoidance of overuse–for more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. Data sources include Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage claims, CMS patient safety data and hospital cost reports, and IRS 990 forms, among others. Full methodology can be found on the Lown Index website.

The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank that generates bold ideas for a radically better system of health. Learn more at

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About San Dimas Community Hospital

San Dimas Community Hospital is an award-winning, 101-bed facility serving the San Dimas, Glendora, Covina, and La Verne, California communities with compassionate, quality care. Services include 24-hour emergency care, a family birth center, orthopedic surgery, advanced diagnostic services, cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal services. A three-time recipient of the 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health, San Dimas Community Hospital has also been acknowledged by the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety and is a recipient of the prestigious Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Learn more at

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