PIH Health Whittier Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ - PIH Health

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Published on June 30, 2020

PIH Health Whittier Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™

PIH Health Whittier Hospital has been included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. This award honors PIH Health Whittier Hospital as one of the top performing hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was unveiled on Fortune.com. 

“PIH Health is proud to provide excellent care for all our patients, having taken significant steps to ensure we are providing safe and outstanding care during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jim West, PIH Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “This award is a testament to our core values and exemplifies our continuous commitment to our patients and communities. We especially recognize our medical staff and employees who uphold standards for high-quality patient care every day and demonstrate unwavering dedication to all they serve. Their efforts are the reason that we receive recognitions such as this.”

This acknowledgement demonstrates PIH Health Whittier Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health100 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.

“Hospitals, health systems, and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”

 

For more information, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/.