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Alvarado Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospitals, both members of Prime Healthcare, received “A” grades in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing their achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Both hospitals have been recognized by the Leapfrog Group for this award multiple times: Alvarado Hospital has held an ‘A’ since Spring 2019, and this is Paradise Valley Hospital’s second ‘A’ in a row.

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Alvarado Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital 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 the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“We are honored to be continually recognized for our achievements,” says Paradise Valley Hospital CEO Neerav Jadeja. “Seeing first-hand what our nurses, physicians, and staff go through each day, enduring what they’ve had to endure during the pandemic, and still perform at such a high level is heroic. They do noble work. I’m proud of my Paradise Valley Hospital family, and this recognition from The Leapfrog Group is well-deserved.”

Alvarado Hospital CEO Robin Gomez echoes Jadeja’s sentiments. “Professionalism and a dedication to patient safety are such a part of the culture at Prime Healthcare that we at Alvarado Hospital, and Paradise Valley Hospital, cannot help but emulate. This is what the staff here expects from themselves and each other, and it’s gratifying to see that this shows.”

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 2,700 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.

“During a time when we recognize the heroes in our hospitals as they battle a pandemic, and now are providing a life-changing vaccine, we are honored to commend our dedicated staff and physicians for achieving this 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.”

Alvarado Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital were awarded “As” when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see both hospitals’ full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.