All Prime Healthcare Hospitals in California Awarded
Prime Healthcare has achieved national recognition by having more 2016
Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients than any other
health system in the country. Twenty Prime Healthcare hospitals achieved
this honor, including all 15 California hospitals. Prime Healthcare, based
in Ontario, CA, operates 42 hospitals in 14 states and is the fifth largest
for profit health system in the United States.
“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence
Award have not only found ways to improve patient safety, but to outperform
expectations in the prevention of adverse safety incidents,” said
Evan Marks, chief strategy officer, Healthgrades. “We applaud Prime
Healthcare and its 20 recipient hospitals for their performance, having
more recipients than any other system in the nation speaks to Prime’s
organizational commitment to delivering high-quality care.”
The distinction places the Prime Healthcare hospitals among the top 10%
of hospitals in the nation for excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades,
the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
and hospitals. Hospitals were evaluated based on the occurrence of observed
incidents and expected performance for 14 Patient Safety Indicators as
defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
This Healthgrades designation recognizes superior performance in hospitals
that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications
for patients during hospital stays.
“I am very proud of our clinicians and staff for their tireless efforts
to deliver exceptional care that ensures the safety and wellbeing of every
patient,” said Prem Reddy, MD, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime
Healthcare. “We are humbled to receive this award that recognizes
Prime Healthcare’s commitment to delivering the highest quality
of care. This is what all patients and community members deserve.”
According to Healthgrades, during this study period, patients treated in
hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award were,
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- 40.2% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during
a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 44.2% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or
surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient
- 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related blood stream infections,
than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 50.4% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in
the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
"Prime Healthcare is unique as a physician-founded and physician-led
organization that allows doctors to lead the delivery of quality care
throughout a patient's experience,” said Sunny Bhatia, MD, chief
medical officer, Prime Healthcare Division I. “This model ensures
that the highest standard of evidence-based, safe and effective care is
provided to every patient and has allowed us to provide awardwinning care
that is nationally recognized. We are grateful to be able to provide care
that saves lives and serves communities."
Prime Healthcare hospitals receiving the award are: Chino Valley Medical
Center – Chino, CA; Centinela Hospital Medical Center – Inglewood,
CA; La Palma Intercommunity Hospital – La Palma, CA; Shasta Regional
Medical Center –Redding, CA;
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center – San Diego, CA; Desert Valley Hospital – Victorville, CA;
Harlingen Medical Center – Harlingen, TX; West Anaheim Medical Center
– Anaheim, CA; Encino Hospital Medical Center – Encino, CA;
Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center – Garden Grove, CA; Glendora
Hospital Community Center – Glendora, CA; Huntington Beach Hospital
– Huntington Beach, CA; Montclair Hospital Medical Center –
Montclair, CA; Paradise Valley Hospital – National City, CA; San
Dimas Community Hospital – San Dimas, CA; Sherman Oaks Hospital
– Sherman Oaks, CA; Garden City Hospital – Garden City, MI;
Saint Clare’s Hospital – Denville, NJ; East Liverpool City
Hospital – East Liverpool, OH; Roxborough Memorial Hospital –
During the study period (2012-2014), Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence
Award recipient hospitals performed with excellence in providing safety
for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes
(risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 14 patient safety indicators
defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
For more information about Healthgrades or to download a full copy of the report,
About Prime Healthcare Services and Foundation: Prime Healthcare Services is an award-winning national hospital system
with 42 acute-care hospitals providing nearly 42,000 jobs in 14 states.
Eleven of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation,
a 501(c)3 public charity. Based in California and one of the largest hospital
systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access
to quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation 36 times and among the “15 Top
Health Systems” three times, and is the only "10 Top Health
System" west of the Mississippi. Numerous hospitals have been recognized
annually by The Joint Commission as among the "Top Performers on
Key Quality Measures" in 2015. For more information, visit
Prime Healthcare Services.