Three Prime Healthcare hospitals spanning the Southern California coast
received the Healthgrades 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical
Excellence™. Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, Desert
Valley Hospital in Victorville and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in
San Diego are among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals
nationwide for clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading
resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
"To rank among the nation's best is thanks to the dedication and
efforts of our physicians, nurses and employees, and we are truly honored
to be recognized," said
Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare's California and Nevada
hospitals. "We believe that quality healthcare should be part of
every community, and this recognition should give our Southern California
communities comfort that excellent care is close to home."
Nationally, 260 hospitals out of 1485 eligible hospitals were recognized
as recipients of the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award.
During the 2016 study period (2012 - 2014), Centinela Hospital, Desert
Valley Hospital and Alvarado Hospital showed superior performance in clinical
outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of
32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures—as measured
by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality andin-hospital
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center has received the Distinguished Hospital
Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the last three years. Desert
Valley Hospital was the only hospital in San Bernardino County to receive
the Healthgrades award and has received it two years in a row. Centinela
Hospital Medical Center has also been recognized for the past three years
by Healthgrades for their clinical excellence. All three facilities have
received other national quality recognitions including patient safety
and critical care excellence.
"Congratulations to the physicians, nurses and staff at these hospitals
for their dedication in meeting the highest standards of quality care
in the country. We are proud of what this award means to our patients,
and our goal is to have every Prime Healthcare hospital achieve this level
of excellence," continued Bhatia.
From 2012 through 2014, Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical
Excellence, as a group, had a 26.5% lower risk adjusted in-hospital mortality
rate across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality was the clinical
outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if
all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals
for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 158,858
lives could potentially have been saved. Patients treated at a hospital
that achieved the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
had, on average, a 32% lower risk of dying from heart failure than if
treated at a hospital that did not receive this distinction.
"When it comes to hospital selection, two of the most important questions
to consider are where you are most likely to have a complication-free
hospital stay and which hospital offers the best chance of survival, both
during the hospital stay and in the weeks that follow," said Evan
Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. "Selecting a hospital
that has achieved Healthgrades 2016 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical
Excellence award is one way to be confident that you will receive the
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital
Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
*Area evaluated refers to Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)