April 15, 2013
On Monday, April 15, 2013, Prime Healthcare was recognized as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) based on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction. This is the third time in five years that Prime Healthcare has earned this national distinction. Prime Healthcare was the only for profit health system recognized in the nation.
“This unbiased study shows that Prime Healthcare is committed to providing the best quality of care to its patients in a cost-effective manner,” said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services.
Included in the study were 328 health systems and 2, 254 hospitals. The winning systems experienced 3.4 percent fewer deaths than non-winning peer-group hospitals, lower 30-day mortality rates, 3 percent fewer complications, a median average length of stay of 4.49 days, over half a day shorter than their peers’ median of 5.06 days, and 7 percent fewer adverse patient safety events than expected, given the case mix of the particular hospital, and had better adherence to core measures of care than their peers.
“The health systems honored in this study are creating a culture of quality care and realizing improved outcomes,” said Mike Boswood, chief executive officer at Truven Health Analytics. “We’re proud to recognize their efforts, and encourage other systems to follow their lead of developing system-wide metrics for creating sustainable quality improvements across every level of care.”
“Prime Healthcare consistently shows that it’s a leader in an ever-evolving health care landscape,” said Mike Sarian, President of Operations of Prime Healthcare. “The award serves as a reassurance to the Prime team of clinicians, physicians and leaders who have been dedicated to do the right thing, always and every time.” “We thank the physicians, nurses and staffs at Prime Healthcare hospitals who are dedicated to achieving superior clinical outcomes.” said Luis Leon, President of Operations II for Prime Healthcare.