ONTARIO, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, has been named to Modern Healthcare's prestigious list of the "50 Most Influential Physician Executives" for 2013.
Dr. Reddy was selected as the thirty-sixth most influential physician executive in the nation. This is the third time he has been recognized on the list, which this year included John Kitzhaber, Governor of Oregon, Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, and Elliot Fisher, Director for the Center for Population Health, as well as physician executives from the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
"I am honored to be selected to this prestigious list," Dr. Reddy said. "Prime Healthcare, with its mission of saving hospitals, saving jobs and saving lives, will continue to provide quality health care in a cost-effective manner."
Modern Physician and sister publication Modern Healthcare co-sponsor this annual recognition program. According to Modern Healthcare, the name of the program reflects the skills needed to improve the healthcare delivery system in the post-healthcare reform era. It takes power to make reform happen; now it will take influence to make reform work.
Reader nominations are used to create the final ballot for this competition. Readers then vote for one of 100 physician executives on that ballot. Readers' votes count for 50 percent of the outcome. The other 50 percent came from the expert opinions of the senior editors at Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician. Executives do not pay to be nominated or receive this award, the only basic criteria being that the person must be a physician executive.
Prime Healthcare was recognized for the third time in 2013 as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, based on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction. According to Truven, compared to its peers, Prime Healthcare saved more lives, caused fewer patient complications, made fewer medical errors, followed recommended standards of care more closely, released patients sooner from the hospitals and scored better on patient satisfaction surveys.
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 2013, based on quality of healthcare and patient satisfaction. It is the third time in five years it has been recognized. 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 20,000 employees and own and operate 23 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, Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital – in Kansas, 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.
SOURCE Prime Healthcare Services