Eight Prime Healthcare Hospitals Named Among 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation
Ontario, Calif., March 5, 2014 – Prime Healthcare Services announced
today that eight of its hospitals were recognized among the "100
Top Hospitals" in the nation by Truven Health Analytics, based on
quality of care and patient satisfaction. Truven Health (formerlyThomson
Reuters) is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve
the cost and quality of healthcare.
The Truven Health Analytics "100 Top Hospitals" award winners
for Prime Healthcare were: Centinela Hospital Medical Center (third time),
Chino Valley Medical Center (third time), Garden Grove Hospital Medical
Center (third time), La Palma Intercommunity Hospital (first time), Paradise
Valley Hospital (first time), San Dimas Community Hospital (second time),
Shasta Regional Medical Center (second time) and West Anaheim Medical
Center (fifth time). Eight of the ten California community hospitals that
earned this distinction were Prime Healthcare hospitals. Prime Healthcare
hospitals have earned this recognition 27 times since 2003.
"This unbiased and peer-reviewed study recognizes that Prime Healthcare
hospitals are committed to providing top quality healthcare," said
Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare
Services. "I congratulate the physicians, nurses and staff at these
hospitals for their dedication in meeting the highest standards of quality
care in the country. Our goal is to have every Prime Healthcare hospital
achieve this excellence."
According to Truven Health Analytics, award winners demonstrate that high-quality
patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency. If all hospitals
across the nation performed at the same level as the "100 Top Hospitals"
- Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
- More than $5.4 billion could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.
"This year's 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national
standards in hospital care and management today. They set the benchmarks
for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering
outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable
cost," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance
improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health Analytics.
"The majority of the 2014 award winners have produced year-to-year
performance improvement, as well. This speaks to the consistent focus
on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study identifies hospitals and leadership
teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based
on a national balanced scorecard. The study evaluates performance in 10
areas: mortality; inpatient complications; patient safety; average patient
stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical
standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates
for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted
annually since 1993.
The study evaluated 2,803 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals.
The study used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare
Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient
satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do
not pay to market this honor.
Prime Healthcare Services
Ontario, CA-based Prime Healthcare Services (www.primehealthcare.com), with a motto of "Saving Hospitals, Saving Jobs and Saving Lives,"
is one of the largest hospital companies in the nation.
Prime Healthcare was recognized as one of the "Top 15 Health Systems"
in the nation in 2013, based on quality of healthcare and patient satisfaction.
It is the third time in five years it has been recognized. In 2014, eight
Prime Healthcare hospitals were ranked among the "100 Top Hospitals"
in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Prime
Healthcare hospitals have earned the award 27 times since 2003. In addition,
11 Prime Healthcare hospitals earned national recognition as "Top
Performer on Key Quality Measures" in 2013 from The Joint Commission,
the leading Medicare accreditation organization in the country.
Through their subsidiaries, Prime Healthcare Services and the non-profit
Prime Healthcare Foundation have more than 30,000 employees and own and
operate 25 hospitals: Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Centinela Hospital
Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, Encino
Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Huntington
Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Montclair Hospital Medical
Center, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Dimas Community Hospital, Shasta
Regional Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital and West Anaheim Medical
Center – in California; Providence Medical Center and Saint John
Hospital – in Kansas; Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center –
in Nevada; Lower Bucks Hospital and Roxborough Memorial Hospital –
in Pennsylvania; Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of
Rhode Island – in Rhode Island; Dallas Medical Center, Harlingen
Medical Center, Knapp Medical Center and Pampa Regional Medical Center
– in Texas.
About the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program
Since 1993, the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program has used independent
and objective research to guide hospital and health system performance.
Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor, or pay to promote their
award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care
is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across
the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance
on both how patients are cared for through clinical measures and how the
hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered
trademark of Truven Health Analytics. For more information, please visit