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For the 5th Year in a Row Centinela Hospital Has Been Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

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  • Written By: Steven Brand

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.