Prime Healthcare Hospitals Named Among 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation
(Ontario, Calif., March 2, 2016) – Prime Healthcare Services hospitals
have been recognized among Truven Health's 100 Top Hospitals®,
based on their overall organizational performance. Centinela Hospital
Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital,
all based in California, were honored as among the best hospitals in the
nation by Truven. Prime Healthcare hospitals have earned this highly coveted
recognition 36 times. Truven Health is a leading provider of information
and solutions to improve the quality of healthcare.
"Unlike any other health system, Prime Healthcare is physician-driven
and physician-led with a passionate dedication to quality and patient
experience using evidence-based practices. We are honored to be recognized
for the quality of our clinical care by this unbiased and peer-reviewed
study," said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and
CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. "Congratulations to the physicians,
nurses and employees at our hospitals for meeting the highest standards
of quality care in the country. Our goal throughout Prime Healthcare is
to always deliver award-winning, compassionate care."
The Truven Health Analytics "100 Top Hospitals" award winners
for Prime Healthcare were: Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood,
CA (fifth time recipient), Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, CA (fifth
time recipient), and Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, CA, which
received this recognition for the first time.
Centinela Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) was on the verge of bankruptcy
in 2007, in an underserved community where four other hospitals were forced
to close. CHMC cares for more uninsured and underinsured patients than
any other hospital in the area. Over the years, Centinela Hospital has
become a thriving community hospital, achieving national quality recognition
from rating agencies such as Leapfrog, Healthgrades, and Becker's
Hospital Review among others. The hospital is currently investing more
than $80 million in improvements to further benefit the patients and community
Chino Valley Medical Center was acquired in bankruptcy in 2005, needing
enormous investment in operations and infrastructure. After significant
investments, Chino Valley has achieved outstanding quality and patient
safety recognition from organizations including The Leapfrog Group, US
News & World Report, and the National Research Corporation "Path
to Excellence" award. The hospital provides the latest technology
and services for improving lives including a da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Unit and top-rated orthopedic and gastrointestinal care.
Sherman Oaks Hospital is a 153-bed nonprofit community hospital serving
the needs of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The hospital has
grown to offer many award-winning programs such as specialized wound care,
hyperbaric medicine, an amputation prevention program (The Center for
Reconstruction and Wound Healing), Stroke Care and a Geriatric Psychiatry
program serving the unique needs of seniors. The team at Sherman Oaks
made quality patient care its top priority, achieving national recognition from
US News & World Report as a "Best Regional Hospital" and congressional recognition
for outstanding and invaluable service.
"We are honored and humbled by this national award that reflects the
tireless commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff to make Sherman
Oaks Hospital one of the twenty best hospitals in the country and a benefit
to every patient we serve," said
Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Sherman Oaks and Division I for Prime Healthcare.
"We have had a transformative journey at Sherman Oaks Hospital and
I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it. This is a true
testament to our staff and clinicians at Centinela, Chino Valley and Sherman
Oaks for their dedication and commitment to ensuring quality patient care."
Based on the results of this year's study, if all Medicare inpatients
received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning
- More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication free.
- $2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals is the most comprehensive and academically-driven
study of its kind. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. To
conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated
3,000 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. Prime Healthcare
continues to be committed to excellence in patient care and this recognition
reflects that commitment. For more information, visitwww.100tophospitals.com.