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San Dimas Community Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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San Dimas Community Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

San Dimas Community Hospital continues to be recognized with straight ‘A’ grades for hospital safety since 2018

San Dimas, Calif., December 14, 2020 San Dimas Community Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing San Dimas Community Hospital’s ongoing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“Patient safety remains a top priority for our team of doctors, nurses, health professionals, administrators, and support staff,” said Parrish Scarboro, Chief Executive Officer of San Dimas Community Hospital. “I am proud of San Dimas Community Hospital for the continuous efforts to provide high-quality care, as evidenced by a fifth consecutive biannual ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog. The commitment to keeping our patients’ health and safety in the forefront of everything we do is a direct reflection of our mission to deliver compassionate, quality care to patients while bettering the healthcare within our community.”

“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for San Dimas Community Hospital. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 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 has been awarded an ‘A’ grade since 2018 and was recognized once again today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see San Dimas Community Hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

In addition to a Leapfrog ‘A’, San Dimas Community Hospital also received American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with the Association’s Stroke Silver Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award as well as the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and recognized in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety by Healthgrades in 2020.

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.

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’s 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.

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