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Recognized for Safety

San Diego’s Alvarado Hospital and National City’s Paradise Valley Hospital have both been recognized with an “A” hospital safety grade for spring 2021 from the Leapfrog Group. Both hospitals are members of Prime Healthcare.
The national honor recognizes their achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
Both hospitals have received this award before. Alvarado Hospital has held an ‘A’ since spring 2019, and this is Paradise Valley Hospital’s second ‘A’ in a row.
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Alvarado Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital show us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital 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 the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on a hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“Seeing first-hand what our nurses, physicians, and staff go through each day, enduring what they’ve had to endure during the pandemic, and still perform at such a high level is heroic. They do noble work. I’m proud of my Paradise Valley Hospital family,” said Paradise Valley Hospital CEO Neerav Jadeja.


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The 
San Diego Workforce Partnership recently announced the appointment of Veronica Dela Rosa and Terry Kurtenbach to the Workforce Development Board. Dela Rosa is the executive vice president of operations for San Ysidro Health and Kurtenbach is the executive director of human resources at the San Diego Convention Center Corporation.
With these appointments, this is the first time in the organization’s 47 -year history that women make up the board majority.

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May 13 is the final day to nominate your CEO for the SDBJ's annual CEO of the Year awards.  To nominate, go to: 
sdbj.com/2021_CEO_Awards/ . The virtual event will be held on June 24. 
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