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(ONTARIO, CA, September 28, 2021) – Prime Healthcare announced today that its hospitals have been recognized as 5-star recipients for women’s healthcare by Healthgrades. The 2021 Women’s Care Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with clinical outcomes that are statistically and significantly better than other hospitals nationwide.

Prime hospitals in Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Texas earned the distinction in the Healthgrades 2021 Women’s Care Special Report. The report is based on an analysis of outcome data for all patients (all-payer data) by hospitals in 16 states from 2017 through 2019. Data for Prime hospitals in California and seven other states where Prime operates was not evaluated.

“Now more than ever, women are referencing trusted information to confidently evaluate hospitals and make important health care decisions about where to deliver their baby and where to access broader OB-GYN care. The Healthgrades 2021 Women’s Care Excellence Awards help support these decisions by highlighting the hospitals that are committed to providing superior care for their patients while providing consumers transparency into making informed healthcare decisions,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

Prime Healthcare hospitals recognized by Healthgrades in the 2021 Women’s Care Special Report include:

Kane Dawson, CEO of Mission Regional Medical Center, said the hospital’s recognition is a testament to the work of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing “the highest-quality healthcare to residents of the Rio Grande Valley – every patient, every time.”

“We are honored and humbled to receive 5-star recognition for excellence in women’s healthcare as Prime’s mission is to provide compassionate quality care to every community and every patient,” said Kavitha Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Strategy, Prime Healthcare. “These honors reflect the tireless commitment of our hospitals, physicians, and staff to ensure the best outcome for every patient to promote health equity and ensure every woman, baby and family have the same opportunities for healthy lives. It is an honor to receive this recognition during this pandemic as we have been able to deliver exceptional care even through the most challenging times. We value the attention this award brings to the need to address healthcare disparities, especially for women and children, and ensure quality compassionate care is available to every community.”

Based in part on this year’s analysis, Healthgrades also published “6 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Maternity Hospital.” This new article encourages women to consider various factors before selecting a hospital, like the quality of care, access to specialized care for high-risk pregnancies or NICUs, and other factors like if the hospital accepts your insurance.

Prime Healthcare consistently earns top marks for its clinical quality from Healthgrades. For the 2020-2021 season, Healthgrades recognized Prime hospitals with more than 300 achievements for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties. Collectively, Prime has had more Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients than any other health system in the country for six consecutive years, 2016-2021.

View Healthgrades hospital quality awards and methodologies. Learn more about how hospitals partner with Healthgrades.

Prime Healthcare: A Brief Refresh

Dr. Prem Reddy, the California-based Cardiologist, founded Prime Healthcare in 2001 and catalyzed its exponential growth in the years that came. With the unwavering support of his physician leaders, Dr. Prem Reddy has demonstrated his ability to transform failing hospitals into profitable ventures consistently and hence the motto of Prime Healthcare, ‘Saving Jobs, Saving Lives and Saving hospitals.’

Prime Healthcare owns over 46 hospitals and continues to grow steadily with expenditures over $1.7 billing to acquire hospitals on the verge of foreclosure. The Prime Healthcare management team led by Dr. Prem Reddy is adept at unlocking new levels of performance and quality from healthcare facilities faltering from weak management, revenue bleed, and the lack of infrastructural upgrades to keep up with the digital age.

Dr. Reddy’s exhaustive experience in managing care facilities enables him to craft impactful operational strategies that improve claims management and billing processes. Prime Healthcare facilities inject efficiency into hospital management by eliminating redundancies and gridlocks in clinical decision-making, claims management, and accounts receivables management. Ultimately such a meticulous hospital management effort translates into healthy revenues and profitability which explains the golden touch of Dr. Prem Reddy and his leadership team.