Centinela Hospital Ranked as One of the Top 25 Hospitals in the Nation
With the Highest Value-Based Purchasing Scores by the Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services
Inglewood, CA, January 23, 2014 – Centinela Hospital Medical Center, an affiliate of Prime Healthcare
Services, is proud to announce that it was ranked among the top 25 hospitals
in the nation by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS)
Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program. It is one of only two California
hospitals ranked among the top 25. A hospital's individual score within
the Value-Based Purchasing program for fiscal year 2014 was focused on
three main areas: Clinical process of care, patient experience and outcomes.
"This CMS ranking shows Centinela Hospital Medical Center's commitment
to the highest quality of care," said Linda Bradley, the hospital's
CEO. "I congratulate the physicians, nurses and other employees for
Congress authorized inpatient value-based purchasing as part of the Affordable
Care Act, in an effort to link Medicare's payment system to improve
"Centinela Hospital Medical Center is an excellent example of how
our evidence-based standards and proven clinical protocols produce top
quality healthcare," said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President
and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, which owns and operates CHMC among
25 acute care hospitals nationwide.
The program will implement value-based purchasing to the payment system
that accounts for the largest share of Medicare spending, affecting payment
for inpatient stays in over 3,500 hospitals across the country. Hospitals
will be paid for inpatient acute care services based on the quality of
care, not just quantity of the services they provide.
"This ranking by CMS continues to recognize our hospital for high
quality of care. Centinela has already been recognized as one of the "100
Top Hospitals" in the nation," said Paryus Patel, MD, Chief
Medical Officer of CHMC & Prime Healthcare. "Our primary goal
is to deliver & achieve the best clinical outcomes for our patients
in the most cost-effective manner."
About Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Since 1950, Centinela Hospital Medical Center has been serving the communities
of Inglewood and Los Angeles. Centinela Hospital Medical Center is a 369-bed
acute care hospital offering comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient,
compassionate and cost effective manner. The hospital offers an emergency
department, orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, peripheral artery
disease treatment and OB/GYN services in a caring and conducive environment.
It is actively involved in improving the health of the community with
programs designed to meet the needs of those that it serves. For more
information visit www.centinelamed.com.
About 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 "15 Top 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 2013, 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 21 times. 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.