San Dimas, CA, January 23, 2020 – San Dimas Community Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, was awarded an ‘A’ grade in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, a national distinction recognizing San Dimas Community Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.
San Dimas Community Hospital earned the highest possible Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, an ‘A’, for its overall performance for the third time in a row.
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of healthcare committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns “A” to “F” letter grades to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care. Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
“San Dimas Community Hospital is dedicated to our core value of quality and to serving our community with excellent care,” said Parrish Scarboro, San Dimas Community Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are extremely proud to have earned an ‘A’ grade for hospital safety for the third year in a row because it reflects the commitment that San Dimas Community Hospital, our physicians, staff and nurses make every day when caring for patients.”
San Dimas Community Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade in November, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see San Dimas Community Hospital’s full Leapfrog grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.
About San Dimas Community Hospital
San Dimas Community Hospital (SDCH) is an award winning, 101 bed facility located in the heart of San Dimas. SDCH is a member of Prime Healthcare, one the largest hospital systems in the country. With a multidisciplinary team of experts and state of the art technology, we are committed to serving the community with personalized, high quality care. We offer a full range of comprehensive services, including 24-hour emergency services, a family birth center, orthopedic surgery, advanced diagnostic services, cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal services. Our mission is to deliver compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare to communities. SDCH has received multiple awards including the “100 Top Hospitals,” Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, and Healthgrades awards, including the “Patient Safety Excellence Award.” SDCH serves the communities of San Dimas, La Verne, Glendora, Covina, West Covina, Azusa, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Pomona, Claremont and Ontario. For more information, please visit www.sandimashospital.com.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.