Huntington Beach, Calif. – Jan. 1, 2013 – Prime Healthcare Services donated Huntington
Beach Hospital, an award-winning, 131-bed acute care hospital located
in Huntington Beach, to the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
public charity as of Jan. 1 and free of any existing debt.
The move will allow Huntington Beach Hospital to broaden its reach in the
community and continue to serve its needs.
“Prime Healthcare has always been committed to the communities it
serves,” said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Prime Healthcare's
Chairman of the Board and founder of the Prime Healthcare Foundation.
“The decision to convert Huntington Beach Hospital to a not-for-profit
hospital was based on our desire to better serve the residents and the
surrounding communities who rely on the hospital for quality healthcare.”
Huntington Beach Hospital has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality
Measures by the Joint Commission for two consecutive years, one of only
241 hospitals nationwide that achieved this distinction two years in a row.
“This is about providing our residents with the best medical care,”
Alkhouli, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Huntington Beach Hospital. “With
our patientcentered, physician-led model, we will continue our mission
to offer compassionate and high quality healthcare to our community.”
"All of us at Huntington Beach Hospital look forward to operating
as a non-profit subsidiary of the Prime Healthcare Foundation and continuing
to provide excellent care to all members of the community," said
Sofia Abrina, Administrator/Chief Nursing Officer.