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The Leapfrog Group recognizes San Dimas Community Hospital for safe care that ranks among the nation’s best

(San Dimas, California – May 9, 2023) – San Dimas Community Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare and an award-winning hospital in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California, received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates San Dimas Community Hospital’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.

The Leapfrog Group has recognized San Dimas Community Hospital with an ‘A’ grade for hospital safety ten consecutive times since 2018.

“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But these hospitals received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers, and clinicians who together made that possible.”

The Leapfrog Group assigns hospitals an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“Providing exceptional care and ensuring patients’ health and safety are at the core of our mission and have been especially critical throughout the pandemic,” said Jon Aquino, Interim CEO of San Dimas Community Hospital. “Thank you to our dedicated staff and physicians. This recognition is a testament to their commitment and ability to deliver quality care with exceptional outcomes for our patients.” In 2021, San Dimas earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Accreditation and The American College of Emergency Physicians Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. San Dimas also received the 2022 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and is a three-time recipient of the 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

To see these hospitals’ full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter.

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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 sandimashospital.com.

Media Contact: Roxanne Meyers
Email: Rmeyers1@primehealthcare.com
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