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Centinela Hospital Medical Center Celebrates Completion of Seismic Retrofit Project

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  • Written By: Steven Brand

Centinela Hospital Medical Center celebrated the completion of it’s over $55 million seismic retrofit project on Wednesday, June 22 with a gala ribbon cutting, awards presentation and hospital tour. Over 100 attendees listened as Linda Bradley, CEO of the hospital, introduced distinguished guests; Prem Reddy, MD, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare; James T. Butts – Mayor, City of Inglewood; Paryus Patel, MD – Chief Medical Officer, Prime Healthcare Services Division II and Robert Chesne, M.D. – Chief of Medical Staff, Centinela Hospital. In his remarks to the audience, Dr. Patel enthusiastically stated, “Centinela Hospital has reached a level of excellence that has ranked it as one of the best hospitals in the nation. But now is the time to take that next step. It’s time to reach for the moon and become super excellent. I believe that with the support of our superb medical staff, hospital administration and clinical staff that there are no bounds to what we can achieve.”

Maggie Foley, Associate Director, Quality Solutions from Healthgrades, presented a representative group from the hospital’s Governing Board, Medical and Allied Health Staff, Registered Nurses, Clinical Team and Support Staff with the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award, the 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award and the 2016 Quality Improvement Innovation Award. The Healthgrades organization is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. These Healthgrades designations recognize Centinela Hospital’s superior performance in the prevention of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. This places Centinela Hospital in the top 5% in the nation for the level of care provided to patients. Ms. Foley in her remarks stated, “We evaluate hospital performance in terms of clinical outcomes, believing that mortality and complication rates are the most fundamental, relevant and objective measures of quality and the metrics that are the most important to patients. Our teams examine the clinical outcomes of nearly 4,500 hospitals across America in 32 different conditions and procedures as reported to Medicare. In 2016 Centinela achieved a multitude of achievements including 9 total Five-Star achievements, 2 specialty Excellence Awards and 1 America’s 100 Best by Specialty in GI Care. These awards are not achieved by accident, and we commend Centinela for accomplishing them through your commitment to your core values. We know that this level of achievement is something to be celebrated by your staff, your patients and your community. And we too at Healthgrades congratulate you on your 2016 achievements.”

Following this presentation, Ms. Bradley provided highlights of the renovation project that began years ago. Components of which include the West Patient Tower seismic retrofit, the re-design of the front of the hospital and parking lot; a new main lobby and gift shop; a new Admitting Department; Clinical Laboratory, Rehabilitation Department, and the recently renamed Vintage Diner. The showpiece of the day was the Serenity Garden. Charity Maldonado, Critical Care RN, Clinical Nurse Supervisor, took the stage to give life to the meaning of the new Serenity Garden and the positive impact it will have on visitors and staff. Plans are also underway to expand the Centinela Hospital Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery unit and the hospital pharmacy.