PIH Health Named One of 15 Top Health Systems in the Nation
PIH Health Whittier Hospital also Recognized Among Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S.
PIH Health has been named to the Fortune/Merative™ 15 Top Health Systems List. This is the second time PIH Health has been recognized with this honor. In the annual list published by Fortune, PIH Health is listed as one of the top five medium-sized health care systems in the nation and the only health provider in Los Angeles County to be included.
Merative (formerly IBM Watson Health™), a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top health systems from a rigorous evaluation of 349 health systems and 3,206 hospitals that are members of health systems. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. Merative established the list to help identify top performance benchmarks that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.
Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems demonstrates PIH Health’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. As compared to their peer health systems, the organizations included on the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems list had better results on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, and patient experience. These include lower inpatient mortality rates and fewer patient complications, considering patient severity; care that resulted in fewer healthcare-associated infections; and lower 30-day readmission rates.
In addition, PIH Health Whittier Hospital has been included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list for the seventh time, placing among the 25 top teaching hospitals. From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation.
According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients. The 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process in which hospitals were surveyed on contributions as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; contributions to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and promotion of community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress.
“PIH Health is honored to receive these prestigious recognitions once again,” said James R. West, PIH Health president and chief executive officer. “These awards exemplify our continuous commitment to our patients and communities, and are a testament to our exceptional employees and medical staff who uphold standards for high-quality care every day. We applaud their consistent efforts and unwavering dedication to outstanding care for all we serve.”
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