Thursday, January 17News That Matters

National Study: Four California Prospect Medical Hospitals Achieve 5 Stars from Healthgrades

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four Prospect Medical hospitals in Southern California were recognized
with five stars—the highest rating—in 11 clinical areas for 2019,
according to Healthgrades. This means that the hospitals’ actual
performance is statistically significantly better than expected in these

The hospitals are Los Angeles Community Hospitals in Los Angeles and
Norwalk and Southern California Hospitals in Culver City and Hollywood.

Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals
nationwide to determine clinical excellence in the most common inpatient
procedures and conditions.

Collectively, the hospitals achieved 14 awards, including:

Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood Awards:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    for 17 Years in a Row (2003-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries 5 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Heart Attack Treatment (2015-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure Treatment (2015-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures 2 Years in a Row

Los Angeles Community Hospitals at LA and Norwalk Awards:

  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment 6 Years
    in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for GI Bleed Treatment for 7 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment 6 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries 6 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for Bowel Obstruction Treatment 2 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Recipient for COPD 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pneumonia Treatment (2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Sepsis Treatment (2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Respiratory Failure Treatment (2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure Treatment (2019)

“Our goal is to provide award-winning, compassionate and accessible care
to the four regions we serve,” said Don Kreitz, senior vice president of
California/Alta Hospitals. “This external validation of our high-quality
care means we are providing our communities with nationally recognized

In addition to the 2019 clinical achievements, the four hospitals are
ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety Excellence by
Healthgrades for 2018.

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s
important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess
where to receive care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Healthgrades chief medical
officer. “These 5-star ratings showcase the expertise and commitment of
these hospitals.”

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For
example, from 2015 through 2017, if all hospitals as a group performed
similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then on average
222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital
complications could potentially have been avoided.*

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million
Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care
hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common
conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and
bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the
District of Columbia. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the
and detailed study methodology can be found at

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR
data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for
Medicare patients only

.About Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a growing healthcare services company,
offers a unique and innovative healthcare delivery model, known as
Coordinated Regional Care, which emphasizes coordination of care and
population health management, with an emphasis on preventive care. CRC
helps coordinate quality care for patients through integrated networks
of primary and specialty physicians, in affiliation with hospitals,
clinics, other community-based providers and health plans. Prospect owns
and operates 20 hospitals, as well as over 165 clinics and outpatient
centers. Prospect also manages the provision of healthcare services for
more than 500,000 members enrolled in its networks of over 11,000
primary care physicians and specialists. Prospect’s operations are
located in diverse areas in California, Connecticut, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas. For more information, visit

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