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Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Once Again Awarded the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score "A" for Patient Safety,

Alhambra Hospital Medical Center was once again awarded an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The hospital previously received the top 'A' score in the Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. This new designation continues to recognize Alhambra Hospital Medical Center's efforts in protecting patients from harm, and in meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

Alhambra Hospital Medical Center scored highest in many of the 28 measures pertaining to hospital acquired infections, and had zero incidents on measures such as pressure ulcer, central line associated blood stream infections, and catheter associated infections.
"Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Alhambra Hospital Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in the region," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Hospitals that earn an 'A' Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors."

We're very pleased to receive the highest rating for patient safety in the latest Hospital Safety Score," said Gary Lai, MD, Chief of Staff of Alhambra Hospital Medical Center. "Our entire medical staff and team here at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center continue to put patient safety at the top of the list each day. Providing safe and quality health care continues to be our number one priority."

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade's methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

About Alhambra Hospital Medical Center:

Alhambra Hospital Medical Center, a 144-bed, fully accredited general acute care hospital with 24 hour emergency care, is dedicated to providing the highest quality, personalized, and safe medical care to the community. Alhambra Hospital Medical Center is an affiliated facility with AHMC Health System. With their expanding service lines, such as the Advanced Endoscopy Center, they offer EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound), a minimally invasive outpatient procedure to accurately diagnose, stage and treat gastrointestinal and pancreatic diseases. Alhambra Hospital is proud to be the first and only hospital in the San Gabriel Valley to offer this procedure. In addition, they offer Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), a minimally invasive but highly effective procedure used to diagnose lung cancer, infections, and other lung diseases.

To see Alhambra Hospital Medical Center's full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care, and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.