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Palomar Medical Centers receive national recognition

Palomar Health’s two medical centers are being recognized for delivering high-quality medical care from separate national organizations. Palomar Medical Center Poway received an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group for protecting patient safety and Palomar Medical Center Escondido was named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021 list.

The Leapfrog Group tracks 27 performance measures collected by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and assigns performance grades twice annually. The grades are designed to reflect the level of patient safety provided at more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the nation. Palomar Medical Center Poway was one of just 34% to receive an “A” grade.

Newsweek partners with the global data research firm Statista Inc., to rate more than 2,000 hospitals across 25 countries by examining recommendations from medical experts, results from patient surveys and medical key performance indicators. Newsweek ranked Palomar Medical Center Escondido in the top 140 in the United States and top 20 in California.

“These awards show Palomar Health is a national leader in providing safe, top-level healthcare,” said Sheila Brown, Palomar Health’s chief operations officer. “North County residents have the best doctors, receive the best treatments and stay at the best hospitals in their own neighborhood.”

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