Centinela Hospital Medical Center has, once again, been named a 2015 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ by Healthgrades. Healthgrades is the leading online resource helping consumers
make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital
and the right care. Over 1,500 hospitals nationwide were surveyed by Healthgrades
with only 261 earning this prestigious award. This recognition places
Centinela Hospital in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation.
To be eligible for the award, Centinela Hospital was evaluated for its
performance in at least 21 of the 32 most common procedures and conditions,
which are based on Medicare inpatient data from the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data
files. An overall performance score was then evaluated with hospitals
being ranked according to this score. The top 5% of the hospitals were
then awarded the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.
"The Healthgrades analysis shows that not all hospitals perform equally
in all procedures, so it is important that consumers do their homework
when selecting a hospital," said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer,
Healthgrades. "Those hospitals that have achieved this Healthgrades
distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional clinical quality
Says Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela Hospital, "By being ranked in
the top 5% of all U.S. hospitals surveyed by Healthgrades, Centinela Hospital
has demonstrated that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while
improving efficiency. As healthcare providers, we face many challenges
day in and day out, however this award, along with the many others we
have received, prove the worth of our efforts."
From 2011 - 2013, if all hospitals performed as a group at the level of
the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence recipients,
on average 163,488 lives could have potentially been saved. In addition,
patients treated at award recipient hospitals, as a group, had a 27.7%
lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not
receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.