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La Palma, CA, May 1, 2024 – La Palma Intercommunity Hospital a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a patient safety ratings organization. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent them.

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital is nationally recognized for its clinical excellence. In addition to exceeding standards for patient safety, the hospital was recently recognized as one of the top-performing community hospitals in the nation for the second year in a row on the 2022 Fortune/Merative “100 Top Hospitals” list.

“We strive to create an environment conducive to compassionate care, and we take every measure to ensure that our patients receive the best possible treatment,” said Ayman Mousa, CEO of La Palma Intercommunity Hospital. “Thank you to our dedicated staff and physicians. This recognition is a testament to their commitment and ability to deliver personalized care with exceptional outcomes for our patients.”

Over the last year, 81 percent of Prime’s hospitals earned an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group.

“Everyone who works at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital is nationally recognized for its clinical excellence. In addition to exceeding standards for patient safety, the hospital was recently recognized as one of the top-performing community hospitals in the nation for the second year in a row on the 2022 Fortune/Merative “100 Top Hospitals” list.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

To see La Palma’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and via The Leapfrog Group newsletter.

About La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital is a 141-bed, not for profit, acute-care community hospital, and member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. Services include 24-hour emergency care, behavioral health services, surgical services, comprehensive care for joint replacement, respiratory therapy, and clinical lab services. Recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals 17 times in 5 different clinical categories since 2014, patients treated at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital benefit from the expertise of a large hospital system in a smaller, more personal setting. Learn more at lapalmaintercommunityhospital.com.