Prime Healthcare Hospitals Recognized Among Nation's Best
by The Leapfrog Group
(ONTARIO, Calif.) – Nineteen Prime Healthcare hospitals in ten states were awarded an 'A'
in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a designation widely
acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals
can receive for patient safety and quality.
Many of the Prime hospitals have received ‘As’ from The Leapfrog
Group over multiple consecutive periods.
"As the nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends
to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous
dedication," said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog
Group. "We commend the 19 Prime Healthcare hospitals that earned
an A as well as those who have improved and elevated their grade this
spring. We hope this 'A' helps to thank the people who work and
volunteer for Prime Healthcare hospitals throughout the nation. They are
role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary
in our country's time of need."
Prime Healthcare, with
45 hospitals in 14 states, is one of the nation's premier hospital systems recognized for its
quality and patient safety initiatives and performance. Prime Healthcare
received a record of 312 recognitions in Healthgrades' 2020 ratings.
Additionally, Prime hospitals have received “100 Top Hospital”
recognition 47 times from IBM Watson Health™.
"At a time in our nation when we are recognizing the heroes in our
hospitals as they battle a pandemic, we are honored to commend our dedicated
staff and physicians for achieving this safety recognition," said
Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Prime Healthcare. "Putting
patients and their safety first has and always will be a top priority
at Prime Healthcare, and it has never been more important than it is today."
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national organization committed to
health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned
to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months,
assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital
Safety Grade uses up to 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.
The spring 2020 Prime hospital awardees are:
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, San Diego, CA;
Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, CA;
Dallas Regional Medical Center, Mesquite, TX;
Desert Valley Hospital, Victorville, CA;
East Liverpool City Hospital, East Liverpool, OH;
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove, CA;
Lake Huron Medical Center, Port Huron, MI;
Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI;
Montclair Hospital Medical Center, Montclair, CA;
Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS;
Riverview Regional Medical Center, Gadsden, AL;
Saint Clare's Denville Hospital, Denville, NJ;
Saint Clare's Dover Hospital, Dover, NJ;
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV;
Saint Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ;
San Dimas Community Hospital, San Dimas, CA;
Sherman Oaks Hospital, Sherman Oaks, CA;
St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO; and
St. Mary's Medical Center, Blue Springs, MO.
In addition, three Prime Healthcare hospitals were named 2019 Top Hospitals
nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Desert Valley Hospital was one of only
two hospitals in California to receive the “Top General Hospital”
award. East Liverpool City Hospital was the only hospital in Ohio to be
recognized with a Top Hospital award, receiving the designation of “Top
Rural Hospital.” Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center was
one of only two hospitals in Nevada recognized as a “Top Teaching
To see Prime Healthcare hospitals' full grade details, and access
patient tips for staying safe in a hospital, visit the Hospital Safety Score at
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