Prime Healthcare Hospitals Named Among the Nation's "100 Top Hospitals" by IBM Watson Health, Five Receive Everest Award
(ONTARIO, CA) – Six Prime Healthcare hospitals have been named to
the Fortune/IBM Watson Health® 100 Top Hospitals list, which recognizes the top performing hospitals in
the nation. With this year’s recognition, Prime Healthcare hospitals
have ranked among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 53 times.
Five of the six hospitals honored this year have received an “Everest
Award,” which recognizes hospitals that have earned the “100
Top Hospitals” designation and ranked among the top 100 hospitals
in the nation for rate-of-improvement during a five-year period.
“The six Prime Healthcare hospitals on this list demonstrate a relentless
commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation,”
said Ekta Punwani, Leader, 100 Top Hospitals Program. “Year over
year, Prime Healthcare’s staff, nurses and physicians demonstrate
their focus on providing the highest-quality and safest care that results
in this national recognition. This year, unlike any other, the COVID-19
crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing
Prime hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this
East Liverpool City Hospital in East Liverpool, OH, is a three-time 100
Top Hospital honoree and recipient of the Everest Award for the third
year in a row. Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, TX; Saint Mary’s
Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV; Providence Medical Center in Kansas
City, KS and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO also
received the Everest Award. Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, CA,
is a four-time 100 Top Hospital honoree.
“The Everest award is a remarkable recognition and for five of our
hospitals to earn this award speaks to the unwavering dedication to service
excellence and patient centered care of our staff and physicians,”
said Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare.“Many
of these hospitals have been transformed as members of Prime, and this
national recognition reflects our model and mission of saving hospitals
and ensuring they deliver the highest quality of care to their communities.
This mission has been especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic,
and we are committed to emerging better and stronger and are grateful
to all those that commit themselves to providing exceptional care.”
Compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the list had better
results on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes,
operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health.
The outcomes include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare-associated
infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates,
length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability,
and ratings from patients.
Performance by these hospitals, when extrapolated to all Medicare inpatients,
could result in:
- More than 106,000 additional lives saved;
- More than 49,000 additional patients being complication-free;
- More than $8.3 billion in inpatient costs saved; and
- Approximately 23,000 fewer discharged patients readmitted within 30 days.
To determine the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100
Top Hospitals list, IBM Watson Health researchers evaluated 3,134 short-term,
acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals.
All research was based on the following public data sets: Medicare cost
reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core
measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website.