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New Grade for Fall 2023 is a national recognition for patient safety

Paradise Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care.

This is the seventh consecutive “A” the hospital has received from The Leapfrog Group in the past three years.

Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

“Earning an ‘A’ Grade means Paradise Valley Hospital made a true commitment to put patients first,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the leadership, Board, clinicians, staff and volunteers that all had a role to play in this achievement.”

“I appreciate how difficult it is to attain a ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, and we have done it for seven consecutive seasons,” notes Paradise Valley Hospital CEO Neerav Jadeja. “I can’t say enough about the doctors, nurses, and staff of Paradise Valley Hospital. I’m proud to work side-by-side with each and every one of them.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program exclusively based on hospital prevention of 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.

Paradise Valley Hospital also has the distinction of being awarded the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence award for 10 consecutive years, and Gold Plus ratings from the American Heart Association for the treatment of Heart Failure and Stroke.

To achieve this A rating the staff of Paradise Valley Hospital focused on cultivating habits of performance measurement, patient and peer feedback, and implementation. This also required a strong leadership and communication structure to complement this workflow. The hospital also worked hard to perfect the smaller but no-less-important details of the clinical care workflow: proper and prompt computerized physician order entry, bar-code medication tracking, maximizing nursing-care hours per patient, and hand hygiene.

As a member of Prime Healthcare, Paradise Valley Hospital joins other Prime hospitals across the nation that have achieved award winning accolades for clinical excellence. To see Paradise Valley Hospital’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 and via its newsletter.