ONTARIO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare's award-winning hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, earning spots on its national high performing hospital list. The annual High Performing Hospital award recognizes institutions that excel in treating patients with highly-complex medical needs.
"We are honored that eight Prime Healthcare hospitals have received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report alongside so many other world class health organizations," said Sunny Bhatia, MD, MMM, FACC, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare, Division 1. "These awards in a variety of specialties reflect the daily dedication of our teams to provide excellent, evidence-based, compassionate care to every patient, every time."
Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, CA; Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, CA; Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, CA; Huntington Beach Hospital in Huntington Beach, CA; Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, CA; St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO; St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV; and Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, TX were scored by U.S. News & World Report in the top 25 percent among their peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties. For 2017-2018, Prime Healthcare hospitals achieved recognition in five specialties including heart failure; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD; geriatrics; diabetes; and endocrinology.
Prime Healthcare hospitals have been named among the nation's premier medical facilities for clinical excellence since its founding in 2001. Headquartered in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare's affiliated facilities, from coast-to-coast, regularly receive highly coveted designations from national organizations every year.
In addition to U.S. News & World Report, Prime Healthcare hospitals have been recognized for the quality of their care, receiving honors from The Joint Commission, Truven Analytics, Healthgrades, Leapfrog, the American Heart Association and Women's Choice Award, among many others.
"These awards demonstrate the tremendous commitment and expertise of our Prime Healthcare caregivers and the system's dedication to quality care," said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare. "We are very proud of our physicians, nurses and the multidisciplinary care we provide to treat all patients, especially those with complex medical needs."
For more information on Prime Healthcare, please visit: www.primehealthcare.org. The complete list of U.S. News rankings can be found at www.health.usnews.com. The full list of high performing hospital rankings appears in the August issue of U.S. News.
About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 45 acute-care hospitals providing nearly 45,000 jobs in 14 states. Thirteen of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity with a mission of providing quality, compassionate healthcare for all. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation 38 times and among the "15 Top Health Systems" three times, and Prime Healthcare is the only "Top 10 Health System" west of the Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.
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