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Montclair, Calif., December 14, 2020― Montclair Hospital Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Montclair Hospital Medical Center’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The 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 based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.

“Patient safety remains a top priority for our team of doctors, nurses, health professionals, administrators, and support staff,” said Gail Aviado, MSN, RN, Chief Executive Officer of Montclair Hospital Medical Center. “I am proud of Montclair Hospital Medical Center for the continuous efforts to provide high-quality care, especially during the recent pandemic. Our commitment to keeping patients’ health and safety in the forefront of everything we do is a direct reflection of our mission to deliver compassionate, quality care to patients while bettering the healthcare within our community.”

“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for Montclair Hospital Medical Center. With the current pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate you putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”

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 2,600 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.

Montclair Hospital Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for fall 2020. To see Montclair Hospital Medical Center’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

In addition to a Leapfrog ‘A’, Montclair Hospital Medical Center also received American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold PLUS with Honor Roll Achievement Award as well as the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and was recognized in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety by Healthgrades in 2020.

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.

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

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