Prime Healthcare's Top Community Hospitals Rank Among the Best with an "A" for Patient Safety in 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
(Ontario, Calif, November 16, 2017) –
Prime Healthcare Hospitals spanning seven states have been named among the nation's safest hospitals
by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit that evaluates hospitals
on their quality and safety measures. Nine hospitals earned an "A"
grade for hospital safety after Leapfrog's evaluation of more than
2,600 hospitals nationwide.
"National recognition for patient safety is a direct testament to
our patient-centered culture of excellence,” said Prem Reddy, MD,
Chairman, President & CEO of Prime Healthcare. "We are proud
of the outstanding grade our physicians, nurses and staff earned for their
commitment to deliver best-in-class health care for our patients across
“We set the toughest standards in the industry, so hospitals that
excel at Leapfrog deserve the finest recognition we can give them,”
said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
The Hospital Safety Score measures a hospital’s overall performance
in keeping patients safe from preventable harm, accidents, infections
and medical errors. Award winning hospitals are the best at preventing
harm and keeping their patients safe. Top Fall 2017 Prime hospital awardees include,
Chino Valley Medical Center,
Coshocton Regional Medical Center,
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center,
Harlingen Medical Center,
Landmark Medical Center,
Pampa Regional Medical Center,
St. Mary’s Medical Center,
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
Leapfrog’s objective, peer-reviewed bi-annual evaluation provides
data to help patients and their families make informed decisions about
their healthcare and choosing a hospital. Developed under the guidance
of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety, the
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score is based on an analysis of 27 measures of publicly available hospital
safety data, including rates of infections, injuries and oversights. Results
recognize those hospitals making patient safety and the public reporting
of quality and outcome measures a priority.
All Prime Healthcare hospitals are dedicated to creating a culture of high
reliability and reducing harm by implementing robust, evidence-based practices
that make a positive impact on patients and their quality of care.
“Receiving national recognition from organizations such as The Leapfrog
Group is made possible by the collaborative work of our physicians, clinical
and support staff with our patients and their families,” said Sunny
Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Prime Healthcare. “We’re
very proud and inspired by our “A” rated hospitals and team
members for their commitment to deliver high quality, compassionate healthcare
and saving lives."
Among the measures implemented by Prime Healthcare to improve patient safety
and outcomes are the bedside shift report to communicate a patient’s
care plan with the patient and family at their bedside every shift, and
a CPOE system that improves the monitoring of all orders across members
of the care team to improve outcomes. Prime Healthcare also follows National
Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed measures to improve leadership structure
and systems, maximize feedback and intervention, enhance teamwork training
and skill building and identify and mitigate risks and hazards.
The Leapfrog Group is one of the many rankings, ratings and scorecards in which
Prime Healthcare participates to measure quality in patient care and patient satisfaction.
To learn more on the methodology used in determining grades, visit the
Hospital Safety Score website at
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