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PIH Health Hospital - Whittier Named One of Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals

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Among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes two years in a row (2018-2019)

Whittier, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PIH Health today announced that its Whittier campus has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places the hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

“It is a great honor to receive this recognition,” says Jim West, president and chief executive officer of PIH Health. “This award exemplifies the combined efforts of physicians and hospital staff members who stand by our vision to put patients first by providing high-quality healthcare.”

From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.  And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 168,165 lives could potentially have been saved. *

“The Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospital Award is a tool that consumers can use to identify the best hospitals for their care needs,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “We commend recipient hospitals for showing their dedication to patients by delivering exceptional clinical outcomes.”

Recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award are recognized for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2019 study period (2015 through 2017), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier is the only hospital in California to receive ‘America’s Best’ in six specialty categories which include: Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Care, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care.

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

About PIH Health

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves more than 2.1 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and PIH Health Hospital - Downey and features 19 outpatient medical offices, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by Watson Health as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals, and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology for both PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and PIH Health Hospital - Downey. Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, recently honored PIH Health Hospital - Whittier with the 2018 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award and for the fourth consecutive year, the Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2015-2018). PIH Health invests millions each year in community education and free and low-cost services to support those with the greatest need. For more information, visit PIHHealth.org.


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Rosie Marquez
PIH Health

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