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Centinela Hospital Medical Center Receives National Recognition from Becker's Healthcare and From Hospital Compare

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  • Written By: Steven Brand

Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, CA has been named among the 100 Best Community Hospitals in the nation by Becker’s Healthcare. Becker's Healthcare is the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal analysis for the healthcare industry. Their healthcare experts define community hospitals as those with fewer than 550 beds that have minimal teaching programs.

Becker's team selected community hospitals based on rankings and awards from such organizations as iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and CareChex. When analyzing the qualifications of each hospital, the team sought to answer specific questions, such as "Would you take a loved one here for care? Would this hospital be on a short list of places to visit for an important procedure or health issue?"

According to Becker’s, each hospital selected has a strong foundation of high-quality care, stellar credentials and a focus on doing what is right for the patients in its community. The honored hospitals are home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stewards of their communities, serving as research hubs or local anchors of wellness.

In addition, Centinela Hospital earned a four star rating in the new government “Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings,” which were released July 27, 2016, on the Hospital Compare website. Out of 4,599 hospitals across the nation, only 934 of these, about 20%, received four stars. The majority of hospitals, received three stars or less.

Hospital Compare is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. The Hospital Quality Initiative uses a variety of tools to help stimulate and support improvements in the quality of care delivered by hospitals. The intent is to help improve hospitals’ quality of care by distributing objective, easy to understand data on hospital performance, and quality information from consumer perspectives.

“By being ranked as one of the top community hospitals in the nation by Becker’s Healthcare and receiving a four star rating from Hospital Compare, Centinela Hospital has demonstrated that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency,” said Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela Hospital Medical Center. “As healthcare providers, we face many challenges day in and day out, however these awards, along with the many others we have received, prove the worth of our efforts and the excellent care we are able to provide to our patients.”

Centinela Hospital Medical Center utilizes an innovative and integrated healthcare delivery system that remains ever cognizant of patient and community needs and desires for high quality affordable healthcare. Centinela Hospital has been recognized by numerous national organizations. The hospital has been named a “Top 100 Hospital” in the United States five years in a row by Truven Health Analytics. It has been named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety three years in a row by Healthgrades – which places Centinela Hospital in the top 5% for quality care of all hospitals in the nation. The hospital consistently receives “A” ratings from the Leapfrog Group in patient safety, and Centinela Hospital has also been awarded The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures award for 2013, 2014 and 2015.