Healthgrades Names America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2019

Published on February 12, 2019

Healthgrades Names PIH Health Hospital – Whittier America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2019

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 Whittier Hospital 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.

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