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

Sherman Oaks, CA, November 8, 2023 – Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Healthcare Foundation, 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 ninth time that Sherman Oaks Hospital has been awarded an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group. The hospital has been receiving the award since 2018, a true testament of its ongoing commitment to safety and excellent care.

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 Sherman Oaks 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.”

Leapfrog Fall 2023“The Fall 2023 Leapfrog report shows that Sherman Oaks Hospital’s continuing to provide the best quality and safest care to our patients at both our community and the hospital,” said EM V. Garcia, Chief Executive Officer at Sherman Oaks Hospital. “The survey reflects our true commitment to patient safety across the care continuum. Our scores reflect not only our commitment and dedication to providing the best possible patient care but how we strive to do better every day.”

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.

Sherman Oaks Hospital has been recognized for clinical quality and safety excellence over the years. A recipient of the Healthgrades 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award and was named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 10 Years in a Row from 2014 to 2023. Also, Sherman Oaks was named by IBM Watson Health™ (formerly Truven Health Analytics) as one of 100 Top Hospitals™ in the Nation. Nationally recognized by the American Heart Association for improving stroke treatment. Received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke certification. The hospital has recently earned a Bronze Seal Accreditation as a Geriatric Emergency Department from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

As a member of Prime Healthcare, Sherman Oaks Hospital joins other Prime hospitals across the nation that have achieved award winning accolades for clinical excellence. To see Sherman Oaks Hospital’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook and via its newsletter. 

About Sherman Oaks Hospital

Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, is a 153-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care community hospital located in Sherman Oaks, California. Staffed with over 500 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians, the hospital is recognized for advanced technology and compassionate care and provides 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to improve and save lives. Sherman Oaks Hospital is nationally recognized as a “100 Top Hospital” by IBM Watson Health. For more information, visit

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 68 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past eight years. To learn more, please visit


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