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Montclair Hospital Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an 'A' for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Montclair Hospital Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an 'A' for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Montclair, Calif., April 30, 2020 – Montclair Hospital Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Montclair Hospital Medical Center’s achievements providing safer health care.

“As the Nation copes with a challenging pandemic, our gratitude extends to hospital leadership and health care workers everywhere for their tremendous dedication,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We hope this ‘A’ helps to thank the people who work at Montclair Hospital Medical Center. They are role models in putting patients first, and their service has been extraordinary in our country’s time of need.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients.

“Montclair Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to our core value of quality and to serving our community with excellent care,” said Gail Aviado, MSN, RN, Montclair Hospital Medical Center’s Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer. “We are extremely proud to have earned an ‘A’ grade for hospital safety this spring because it reflects the commitment that Montclair Hospital Medical Center, our physicians, staff and nurses make every day when caring for patients.”

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.

To see Montclair Hospital Medical Center’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit 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 and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC 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.

About Montclair Hospital Medical Center
Montclair Hospital Medical Center, a not-for-profit member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, was originally founded by a group of community physicians in 1973. Montclair Hospital, a 106-bed acute care hospital, received the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation award from IBM Watson Health, the Patient Safety Excellence award by Healthgrades® and the Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Best Emergency Care. For more information visit www.montclair-hospital.org

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