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 Grade reflects top national performance on patient safety through COVID-19 pandemic 

INGELWOOD, Calif. (May 3, 2023) – Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit upholding the standard of patient safety in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. This national distinction celebrates Centinela’s achievements in prioritizing patient safety by protecting patients from preventable harm and errors. This achievement marks the 10th straight ‘A’ that Centinela Hospital has earned since 2018.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors.

“This new update of Hospital Safety Grades shows that, at the national level, we saw deterioration in patient safety with the pandemic,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “But this hospital received an ‘A’ despite those challenges. I congratulate all the leaders, staff, volunteers, and clinicians who together made that possible.”

The Leapfrog Group assigns hospitals an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Eighty-five percent of Prime’s hospitals earned an “A” or “B” from The Leapfrog Group this rating season, and seventy-five percent currently hold an “A” grade.

“Receiving this distinguishing safety award for the tenth consecutive time is a testament to the dedication and skill of our staff and physicians,” says Mohammad A. Naser, Chief Executive Officer at Centinela Hospital Medical Center. “This reflects not only our clinical expertise, but is representative of Centinela’s unwavering commitment to patient safety. This honor validates our  mission and the outstanding teamwork required to continuously deliver on our commitment to quality, outcomes, patient safety, and clinical excellence.”

Centinela Hospital was also recognized on the 2022 Fortune/Merative Top 100 Hospitals® list for the sixth time as one of the top-performing community hospitals in the nation. Earlier this year, Centinela Hospital was recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Centinela Hospital among the top five percent of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades. This is the ninth year that Centinela Hospital has achieved this prestigious recognition.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

To see Centinela Hospital Medical Center’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 Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been serving the communities of Inglewood and the wider Los Angeles area for almost 100 years. An award-winning facility, ranking in the top 5% nationally for quality and patient safety, Centinela Hospital is a 362-bed acute-care hospital offering a 24-hour emergency department (ED), orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, peripheral artery disease treatment, primary stroke center, critical care services, robotics surgery program, inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, and OB/GYN services in a caring environment. By serving more than 16,000 inpatients and 55,000 patients through its ED annually, Centinela Hospital is actively involved in improving the health of the community with programs designed to meet the needs of those that it serves. Learn more at

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