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Newly Released Healthgrades Study of Patient Outcomes in Nearly 4,500 Hospitals Finds Montclair Hospital Medical Center Among Best in Nation

(Montclair, California, November 3, 2016) – Montclair Hospital Medical Center is a recipient of four distinct 5-Star achievements as recognized by Healthgrades. Montclair has achieved recognition for 5-Star treatment of Pneumonia, Sepsis, and Respiratory Failure, in addition to 5- Stars for Esophogeal and stomach surgeries. Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Healthgrades identified the 100 best- performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within Gastrointestinal Care. Montclair Hospital Medical Center consistently delivers quality and compassionate care, close to home.

"This recognition spans across many different departments in our hospital," shares Dr. David Gonzales, Assistant Director of Medical Education at Montclair Hospital Medical Center. "Thanks to the dedication to the respective specialties of our staff, we continue to uphold the promise of Prime Healthcare by providing compassionate care and clinical excellence to all patients." In addition to Healthgrades, Montclair Hospital has achieved outstanding quality and patient safety recognition from organizations including Women's Choice Award®, and Truven Health Analytics®.

These achievement is part of findings recently released in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2013-2015, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 223,412 lives could potentially have been saved and 162,215 complications could potentially have been avoided.**

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital's quality achievements for cohort-specific

performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at