Prime Healthcare Services was recognized today as one of the "15 Top
Health Systems" in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly
Thomson Reuters) based on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction.
This is the third time in five years that Prime Healthcare has earned
the national distinction. Prime Healthcare was the only for profit health
system recognized in the nation.
According to Truven Health, compared to its peers, Prime Healthcare saved
more lives, caused fewer patient complications, followed industry-recommended
standards of care more closely, made fewer patient safety errors, released
patients half a day sooner and scored better on overall patient satisfaction.
This annual, quantitative study uses objective, independent research and
public data sources. Health systems do not apply, and winners do not pay
to market their award.
"This unbiased study shows that Prime Healthcare is committed to providing
the best quality of care to its patients in a cost-effective manner,"
said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime
Included in the study were 328 health systems and 2, 254 hospitals. The
winning systems experienced 3.4 percent fewer deaths than non-winning
peer-group hospitals, lower 30-day mortality rates, 3 percent fewer complications,
a median average length of stay of 4.49 days, over half a day shorter
than their peers' median of 5.06 days, and 7 percent fewer adverse
patient safety events than expected, given the case mix of the particular
hospital, and had better adherence to core measures of care than their peers.
"The health systems honored in this study are creating a culture of
quality care and realizing improved outcomes," said Mike Boswood,
chief executive officer at Truven Health Analytics. "We're proud
to recognize their efforts, and encourage other systems to follow their
lead of developing system-wide metrics for creating sustainable quality
improvements across every level of care."
"Prime Healthcare consistently shows that it's a leader in an
ever-evolving health care landscape," said Mike Sarian, President
of Operations of Prime Healthcare. "The award serves as a reassurance
to the Prime team of clinicians, physicians and leaders who have been
dedicated to do the right thing, always and every time."
"We thank the physicians, nurses and staffs at Prime Healthcare hospitals
who are dedicated to achieving superior clinical outcomes." said
Luis Leon, President of Operations II for Prime Healthcare.
The published study is based on Medicare data from 2010 and 2011 and takes
into consideration 12 patient care metrics.