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(Ontario, CA – October 18, 2017) – Prime Healthcare’s community hospitals across the United States have once again received top awards and accolades for clinical excellence in various procedures and conditions by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

In this most recent rating period, Prime Healthcare hospitals achieved:

  • More than 150 5-Star Ratings
  • More than 30 Specialty Excellence Awards
  • More than 15 “America’s 100 Best” by Specialty Awards (including Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiac Care, Prostate Surgery, Labor and Delivery, Critical Care, and General Surgery)

“We are honored to be recognized by Healthgrades for what we strive for every day – excellent performance and outcomes for our patients,” said Prem Reddy, MD, Chairman, President & CEO of Prime Healthcare. “Thank you to our physicians and caregivers across the United States who dedicate themselves to providing the very best care for members of their communities.”

These achievements are part of findings released today by Healthgrades and are featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes.

In addition to these recent awards from Healthgrades, Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for two consecutive years (2016-2017) than any other health system in the country.

“Consumers place high value on information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved recognition for their quality outcomes prove their commitment to their patients and their community at large.”

“National recognition for delivering on our mission is an honor,” said Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare. “Our steadfast commitment to quality and patient safety is a direct extension of our dedication to improve the patient experience throughout Prime hospitals. Healthgrades awards are one more example of the importance and commitment that Prime Healthcare has made to achieving clinical excellence.”

Prime Healthcare hospitals that received recognition include:

  • Chino Valley Medical Center, Chino, CA
  • Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, CA
  • La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, La Palma, CA
  • Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV
  • Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding, CA
  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • Desert Valley Hospital, Victorville, CA
  • West Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim, CA
  • Encino Hospital Medical Center, Encino, CA
  • Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove, CA
  • Huntington Beach Hospital, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Montclair Hospital Medical Center, Montclair, CA
  • Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, CA
  • San Dimas Community Hospital, San Dimas, CA
  • Sherman Oaks Hospital, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Mission Regional Medical Center, Mission, TX
  • Harlingen Medical Center, Harlingen, TX
  • Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Knapp Medical Center, Weslaco, TX
  • Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI
  • Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville, Denville, NJ
  • Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ
  • Saint Mary’s General Hospital, Passaic, NJ
  • Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, RI
  • East Liverpool City Hospital, East Liverpool, OH

To learn more about Prime Healthcare and its national recognition, please visit

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.