Three Prime Healthcare Hospitals Named Among Top Community Hospitals in Nation

Jul 01, 2015, 19:04 ET from Prime Healthcare Services

ONTARIO, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Prime Healthcare Systems hospitals have been named among the 100 Best Community Hospitals in the nation by Becker's Healthcare.   

Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, CA., Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, CA., and Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center in Garden Grove, CA., made the prestigious list for 2015 as compiled by the Becker's team of experts.

"This recognition reflects the commitment of our hospitals to provide exceptional care for patients and service to their communities," said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. "It is an honor to be recognized and we are grateful to our hospitals and their dedicated staff for making this possible."

Becker's Healthcare, the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal analysis for the healthcare industry, defines community hospitals as those with fewer than 550 beds that have minimal teaching programs.

Becker's team selected community hospitals based on rankings and awards from such organizations as iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and CareChex.  When analyzing the qualifications of each hospital, the team sought to answer specific questions, such as "Would you take a loved one here for care? Would this hospital be on a short list of places to visit for an important procedure or health issue?"

According to Becker's, each hospital selected has a strong foundation of high-quality care, stellar credentials and a focus on doing what is right for the patients in its community. The honored hospitals are home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stewards of their communities, serving as research hubs or local anchors of wellness.

"By being ranked as one of the top community hospitals in the nation by Becker's Healthcare, Centinela Hospital has demonstrated that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency," said Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela Hospital Medical Center.  "As healthcare providers, we face many challenges day in and day out, however this award, along with the many others we have received, proves the worth of our efforts."

Centinela Hospital was previously named the No. 25 hospital in California by U.S. News & World Report, among the top hospitals in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in its 2014-15 rankings, and was designated Hospital of the Year in 2014 by the LA Business Journal. Centinela is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, is ranked a 100 Top Hospital in the nation by Truven Health Analytics four years in a row, and is the recipient of numerous excellence awards from Healthgrades. It is the only hospital serving Inglewood and sees more than 140,000 patients and their families each year.

Desert Valley Hospital was founded in 1994 and received the coveted "accreditation with commendation" designation from the Joint Commission in its first year of operation. In 2015, Desert Valley Hospital was named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics and received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades.

Garden Grove is a 167-bed hospital located more than 30 miles south of Los Angeles.  It was named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics in 2015. The hospital also received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades this year.

The Becker's portfolio includes five industry-leading trade publications, including Becker's Hospital Review, Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality, Becker's Spine Review and Becker's Dental Review.

Prime Healthcare Services
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 34 acute-care hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in 11 states. 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 33 times and among the "15 Top Health Systems" three times, and is the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. Our hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission among the "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" in 2014.

Prime Healthcare is dedicated to serving our patients and communities. Since 2010, our hospitals have provided more than $2 billion in charity and uncompensated care. We provide more charity care than any other hospital system in California (excluding public hospitals) and nearly double the state average. With over $800 million invested in capital improvements since 2005, we are committed to transforming all of our hospitals into award-winning centers of excellence. For more information, please visit


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