Centinela Hospital Medical Center has, once again, been named a 100 Top
Hospital award winner by the prestigious Truven Health Analytics organization.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study uses objective research
and independent public data to recognize the best U.S. hospitals. Hospitals
do not apply and winners do not pay to market this honor. Acquired by
Prime Healthcare Services in 2007, Centinela Hospital was, at the time,
financially distressed and on the verge of bankruptcy. It is located in
the heart of a challenged neighborhood where four other hospitals had
closed. Today, Centinela Hospital sees more uninsured and underinsured
patients compared to any other hospital in the area.
To be named to the 100 Top list, hospitals are scored on 10 measures of
quality, efficiency, safety and patient satisfaction. Says Linda Bradley,
CEO of Centinela Hospital, “By being ranked as one of the top 100
out of the nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals surveyed by Truven Health, 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.”
The study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications;
patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient
satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge
mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart
attack), heart failure, and pneumonia.
The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level
of this year's winners:
- More than 104,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication free.
- $2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.