Prime Healthcare California Hospitals Earn National Recognition
Three Prime Healthcare hospitals in California earned a coveted ranking
in the 2018 edition of
Becker Healthcare's 100 Great Community Hospitals list.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego,
Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood and
Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino were among the healthcare facilities included in the national
ranking by the health industry publication.
"We are honored that our community hospitals have once again been
selected for national recognition," said Sunny Bhatia, MD, Prime
Healthcare's Chief Medical Officer. "This recognition is a tribute
to the hard work, skill, and compassion of our medical staff and employees."
Becker's editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on several
outside rankings and ratings organizations, including IBM Watson Health
100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for
Rural Health's Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex ratings,
Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS stars, among other
Becker's defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than
550 beds. Becker's list includes independent community hospitals as
well as facilities affiliated with large health systems.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center was awarded a CMS five-star designation for clinical quality and received
the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive
year. The hospital is expanding with a new 21,000-square-foot emergency
department due to open early next year, doubling patient capacity, and
a new geriatric behavioral health unit that is set to open in the Fall.
Centinela Hospital Medical Center was honored by Healthgrades with five-star performance recognitions in
nine treatments, procedures and specialties in 2017. The 369-bed hospital
also received a Leapfrog Group "A" grade for patient safety
for five consecutive years, as well as the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence
Award from Healthgrades.
Chino Valley Medical Center received the 2018 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for the
fifth consecutive year, ranking the hospital among the top 5 percent of
all acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data in 2018. The 112-bed
medical center also earned an overall hospital rating of five stars from
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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