More than any other health system in the country, according to Healthgrades
(Ontario, CA – April 11, 2017) – Prime Healthcare announced
that 18 of its hospitals are recipients of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient
Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior
performance in hospitals that have provided exceptional care and prevented
the occurrence of complications for patients during hospital stays.
This recognition means that Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence
Award recipients for two consecutive years (2016-2017) than any other
health system in the country.
“With 18 Prime Healthcare hospitals achieving this award, the health
system has demonstrated exceptional performance that has been sustained
over time. We applaud Prime Healthcare for its ongoing organizational
commitment to delivering quality care,” said William R. Wyatt, Ph.D.,
M.Sc., VP, Data Science, Healthgrades.
The distinction places the achieving Prime Healthcare hospitals among the
top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient
safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades,
the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
“I am proud of our hospitals and all those involved in earning this
national recognition two years in a row,” said Prem Reddy, MD, Chairman,
President & CEO of Prime Healthcare. “This achievement is a
testament to Prime Healthcare’s dedication to providing the highest
During the 2013-2015 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated
in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 40.0% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during
a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 44.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or
surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient
- 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections
acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 50.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in
the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
“Thank you to all our clinical teams, physicians and leaders, and
those who support our
clinicians, for achieving this honor again this year,” said Sunny
Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical
Officer for Prime Healthcare’s Division I hospitals. “Delivering
safe, high quality healthcare
with compassion to each patient, every step of the way, is what our patients
and families deserve.
This award is one more example of the importance and commitment that Prime
made to safety, quality and most importantly, our patients."
On average, 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all
hospitals, as a group
from 2013 to 2015, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than
expected on each of
13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
During the study period (2013-2015), Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award
recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safety provided
for patients in the
Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient
rates) for 13 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality
The 18 hospitals in Prime Healthcare to receive the award are: Alvarado
Center, San Diego, CA; Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, CA; Centinela Hospital
Medical Center, Inglewood, CA; Sherman Oaks Hospital, Sherman Oaks, CA;
Medical Center, Encino, CA; West Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim, CA; Chino Valley
Medical Center, Chino, CA; Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Garden
Grove, CA; La
Palma Intercommunity Hospital, La Palma, CA; Montclair Hospital Medical
CA; Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding, CA; Providence Medical Center,
KS; Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI; Saint Mary’s Regional
Medical Center, Reno, NV;
Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Landmark Medical Center,
Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Harlingen Medical Center, Harlingen, TX.
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