Dr. Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Prem Reddy completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular
Disease at the Down State Medical Center, S.U.N.Y. in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1981, he moved to California and established his medical practice in
the High Desert area of Southern California. Dr. Reddy is double Board-Certified
in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He was awarded the honor of becoming
a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology ("FACC") and
a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians ("FCCP").
During his 25 years of practice in the High Desert, he was committed to
the service of his patients and performed more than 5,000 cardiac procedures,
including coronary angiography and angioplasty and permanent pacemaker
In 2014, he was named one of the "50 Most Influential Physician Executives"
in Health Care by Modern Healthcare magazine. This was the fourth time
in six years he received this recognition. He was also named one of the
"25 Top Minority Executives" in the nation in 2014 by Modern
Healthcare magazine, for the third time. In 2016, Dr. Reddy was named
among the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" by Modern
In 1994, Dr. Reddy built from the ground up an 83-bed acute care hospital,Desert Valley Hospital, (now expanded to 148 beds) in Victorville, California. Desert Valley
Hospital received coveted accreditation with "commendation"
in its first year of operation for the high quality of its services and
continues to lead all hospitals in the area with the highest survey scores.
After selling a previous company, which included Desert Valley Hospital,
Dr. Reddy founded
Prime Healthcare Services ("PHS"), Inc. in 2001. Dr. Reddy repurchased the-then failing
Desert Valley Hospital and the Desert Valley Medical Group and turned
them back into successful entities that were once again able to serve
the community and provide the highest quality of care.
Among the many accolades, Prime Healthcare Services was recognized as one
of the “Top 15 Health Systems” in the nation in 2013 by Truven
Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. This was the third time in
five years that Prime Healthcare was recognized. In 2014, eight Prime
Healthcare hospitals were ranked among the “100 Top Hospitals”
in the nation. Prime Healthcare hospitals have been recognized for this
award 27 times since 2003. In addition, eleven Prime Healthcare hospitals
in 2013 earned national recognition as "Top Performers in Key Quality
Measures" from The Joint Commission, the leading Medicare accreditation
organization in the country.
Throughout his career, Dr. Prem Reddy has been committed to serving the
communities in which he works. His philanthropic work was honored by the
Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego in 2012 when he was given a
Golden Achievement Award.
In 1989, he established the Dr.
Prem Reddy Family Foundation a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization with an initial gift
of $1 million. Since that time, he has contributed over $20 million dollars
to the Foundation. The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation serves the health
care needs of the High Desert communities in many ways, including a free
public health library, a scholarship program for students in the health
care field, and the support of other health care related charities.
He has donated more than $5 million to Victor Valley College, including
$2 million in 2014 for a new health and science building. The college
named its student health clinic, the "Dr. Prem Reddy Student and
Staff Health Center" and its allied health program, the "Dr.
Prem Reddy Health and Sciences Building" in honor of his donations
to the program. The Western University of Health Science in Pomona, California,
named its largest lecture hall the "Dr. Prem Reddy Lecture Hall,"
in honor of his many contributions to education in the health care field.
Dr. Reddy also founded the
Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit public charity, in 2006. In 2014, he donated $40
million to build a new nonprofit California medical school, which will
be called the California University of Science and Medicine. The foundation
owns six non-profit hospitals: Encino Hospital Medical Center, Huntington
Beach Hospital, Knapp Medical Center, Montclair Hospital Medical Center,
Pampa Regional Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital. Each of these
hospitals was donated to the foundation with no debt and are considered