(San Dimas, CA - November 13, 2018) – San Dimas Community Hospital (SDCH) was awarded an 'A' from
The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018
Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes SDCH's efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
"Since joining San Dimas Community Hospital in April, our culture of patient safety has evolved," says Parrish Scarboro, Chief Executive Officer at San Dimas Community Hospital. "Our daily safety huddles, open lines of communication, and focus on transparency have allowed our team to make patient safety our top priority. Earning the 'A' for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group is truly an honor."
"Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like San Dimas Community Hospital that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors."
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. 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 was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see SDCH's full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.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.