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For the Third Year in a Row, Centinela Hospital Has Been Named A Distinguished Hospital for Its Clinical Excellence

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Centinela Hospital Medical Center has, once again, been named a 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellenceby 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 care."

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 2012 - 2014, if all hospitals performed as a group at the level of the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence recipients, on average 158,858 lives could have potentially been saved. In addition, patients treated at award recipient hospitals, as a group, had a 26.5% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.