Eight Prime Healthcare Hospitals Named Among 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation

ONTARIO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight Prime Healthcare hospitals were named today among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), based on quality of care and patient satisfaction. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

The Truven Health Analytics "100 Top Hospitals" award winners for Prime Healthcare were: Centinela Hospital Medical Center (second time), among large hospitals; Chino Valley Medical Center (second time), Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center (second time), *Montclair Hospital Medical Center (second time), Shasta Regional Medical Center and West Anaheim Medical Center (fourth time), among the medium community hospitals; and Desert Valley Hospital (seventh time) and San Dimas Community Hospital, among the small community hospitals. Eight of the eleven California community hospitals that earned this distinction were Prime Healthcare hospitals. Prime Healthcare hospitals have earned this recognition 21 times.  

"Prime Healthcare hospitals are committed to quality patient care, and this unbiased and peer-reviewed study recognizes that effort," said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. "I congratulate the physicians, nurses and staff at these hospitals for their deep devotion to the highest standards of quality care in the country. Our goal at every Prime Healthcare hospital across the nation is to achieve this excellence."

According to Truven Health Analytics, award winners demonstrate that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency.  If the nearly 3,000 hospitals across the nation performed at the same level as the 100 Top Hospitals award winners**:

  • More than 164,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Nearly 82,000 additional patients could be complication free.
  • $6 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.

"The winners of the 100 Top Hospitals award have driven the national benchmarks higher every year for 20 years. This year's winners have brought even higher value to their local communities - better quality, higher efficiency and high patient perceptions of care, while confronting the challenges of massive industry-wide transformation to implement healthcare reform," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Truven Health Analytics. "The key to success in a tumultuous environment is visionary leadership that develops and maintains a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration, and the refusal to rest on laurels when it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques.  I congratulate this year's winners for their persistent drive for excellence."

The Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

The study evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. The study used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

(*A nonprofit and part of the not-for-profit Prime Healthcare Foundation.)

(**Based on analysis of Medicare inpatients over one year.)

Prime Healthcare Services

Ontario, CA-based Prime Healthcare Services (www.primehealthcare.com), with a motto of "Saving Hospitals, Saving Jobs and Saving Lives," is one of the largest hospital companies in the nation. 

Prime Healthcare was recognized as one of the "15 Top Health Systems in the Nation" in 2012, based on quality of healthcare and patient satisfaction. It was also recognized as a top health system in 2009. In 2013, eight Prime Healthcare hospitals were ranked among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Prime Healthcare hospitals have earned the award 21 times.  In addition, eight Prime Healthcare hospitals earned national recognition as "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures," (Top 18 percent), in 2012 from The Joint Commission, the leading Medicare accreditation organization in the country.

Through their subsidiaries, Prime Healthcare Services and the non-profit Prime Healthcare Foundation have more than 16,000 employees and own and operate 21 acute-care hospitals: Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, Encino Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Montclair Hospital Medical Center, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Dimas Community Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital and West Anaheim Medical Center – in California, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center – in Nevada, Lower Bucks Hospital and Roxborough Memorial Hospital – in Pennsylvania, Dallas Medical Center, Harlingen Medical Center, Knapp Medical Center and Pampa Regional Medical Center – in Texas.

About Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies have relied on us for more than 30 years. We combine our deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better by collaborating with our customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. With more than 2,000 employees globally, we have major offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. Advantage Suite, Micromedex, ActionOI, MarketScan, and 100 Top Hospitals are registered trademarks or trademarks of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.

SOURCE Prime Healthcare Services



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