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La Palma, Calif. (August 15, 2023) – La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding patient and clinical outcomes receiving an ‘A’ grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. La Palma Intercommunity Hospital achieved this honor through strong performance across metrics of patient and clinical outcomes, out of more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. These are independent rankings, and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed.

“Earning an ‘A’ for exceptional service to the La Palma community is a testament to the dedication and skill of our staff and physicians,” says Ayman Mousa, Chief Executive Officer of La Palma Intercommunity Hospital. “This recognition reflects our clinical expertise and is representative of our team’s unwavering commitment to positive health outcomes for our patients and community.”

“When communities have access to socially responsible healthcare, our nation grows stronger,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to hold up these high-performing hospitals as examples for others to follow.”

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital was also recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient – the fourth straight ‘A’ that La Palma Intercommunity Hospital has earned. This distinction places La Palma Intercommunity Hospital among the top five percent of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades. In addition, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital was named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list and earned an ‘A’ grade for hospital safety in spring of 2023 from The Leapfrog Group.

The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility is the only ranking to include metrics of health equity and value of care alongside patient outcomes, creating a holistic view of hospitals as total community partners. In the fourth annual and largest set of rankings to date, the 2023-24 Lown Index evaluates hospitals on 50+ measures–including novel metrics such as community benefit, racial inclusivity, and avoidance of overuse–for more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. Data sources include Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage claims, CMS patient safety data and hospital cost reports, and IRS 990 forms, among others. Full methodology can be found on the Lown Index website.

The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank that generates bold ideas for a radically better system of health. Learn more at

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About La Palma Intercommunity Hospital
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, 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 as a “100 Top Hospital” in the nation and by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals 17 times, community members treated at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital receive the benefit of high-quality care, close to home. Learn more at

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