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Centinela Hospital Ranked as One of the Top 25 Hospitals in the Nation With the Highest Value-Based Purchasing Scores

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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 their dedication."

Congress authorized inpatient value-based purchasing as part of the Affordable Care Act, in an effort to link Medicare's payment system to improve healthcare quality.

"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

About Prime Healthcare Services

Ontario, CA-based Prime Healthcare Services (, 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.