Prime Healthcare Services Hosptials Recognized as Top Performers

Sep 14, 2011, 19:28 ET from Prime Healthcare Services

ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Commission on Wednesday Recognized Nine Hospitals Owned and/or Operated by Prime Healthcare Services as Top National Performers on Key Quality Measures.

Out of more than 3,000 hospitals across the country, these hospitals – Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Paradise Valley Medical Center, San Dimas Community Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, West Anaheim Medical Center, Encino Hospital Medical Center and Montclair Hospital Medical Center – were recognized based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children's asthma.

"Today the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and the Joint Commission is shining a light on the top-performing hospitals that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care," said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission.

The commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

"I thank the physicians, nursing staff and employees at all these hospitals for adhering to our motto of bringing quality, cost-effective and compassionate health care to every one of their patients," said Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, PHS' founder and chairman of the board.

The Joint Commission's annual report on quality and safety, "Improving America's Hospitals," lists hospitals and critical access hospitals that are top performers in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. The 405 organizations identified as attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for the full previous year (2010) represent approximately 14 percent of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that report core measure performance data.

To be recognized, a hospital had to meet or exceed 95% performance on a composite score that included all of the accountability measures, and meet or exceed 95% performance on every performance measure that it reports to the Joint Commission.

Prime Healthcare Services

Ontario, CA-based Prime Healthcare Services, recognized as one of the top 10 health systems in the country, is a progressive, innovative and rapidly expanding hospital management company with a mission to provide comprehensive quality healthcare in a compassionate, convenient and cost-effective manner. With over 10,000 employees, Prime Healthcare currently owns or operates 14 acute care facilities: Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Dimas Community Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital, West Anaheim Medical Center, Montclair Hospital Medical Center and Encino Hospital Medical Center.

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