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Centinela Hospital Medical Center among best in the nation at serving its patients and community, according to Lown Institute

Inglewood, Calif. (July 20, 2023) – Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an “A” grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. Centinela Hospital achieved this honor through strong performance across metrics of health equity, patient outcomes, and value of care, out of more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide.

In addition to receiving an “A” in Social Responsibility, the hospital also received “A” grades in Patient Safety, Health Equity, Value of Care, Community Benefit and Inclusivity. These are independent rankings and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed.

“Receiving this recognition for outstanding service to the Inglewood community is a testament to the dedication and skill of our staff and physicians,” says Mohammad A. Naser, Chief Executive Officer at Centinela Hospital Medical Center. “This reflects not only our clinical expertise but is representative of Centinela’s unwavering commitment to social responsibility, health equity and positive health outcomes. This honor validates our mission and the outstanding teamwork required to deliver on our commitment to quality, outcomes, patient safety, and clinical excellence.”

“When communities have access to socially responsible healthcare, our nation grows stronger,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to hold up these high-performing hospitals as examples for others to follow.”

Centinela Hospital was also recognized on the 2022 Fortune/Merative Top 100 Hospitals® list for the sixth time as one of the top-performing community hospitals in the nation. Earlier this year, Centinela Hospital was recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient – the 10th straight ‘A’ that Centinela Hospital has earned since 2018. This distinction places Centinela Hospital among the top five percent of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades. This is the ninth year that Centinela Hospital has achieved this prestigious recognition.

The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility is the only ranking to include metrics of health equity and value of care alongside patient outcomes, creating a holistic view of hospitals as total community partners. In the fourth annual and largest set of rankings to date, the 2023-24 Lown Index evaluates hospitals on 50+ measures–including novel metrics such as community benefit, racial inclusivity, and avoidance of overuse–for more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. Data sources include Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage claims, CMS patient safety data and hospital cost reports, and IRS 990 forms, among others. Full methodology can be found on the Lown Index website.

The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank that generates bold ideas for a radically better system of health. Learn more at

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About Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been serving the communities of Inglewood and the wider Los Angeles area for almost 100 years. An award-winning facility, ranking in the top 5% nationally for quality and patient safety, Centinela Hospital is a 362-bed acute-care hospital offering a 24-hour emergency department (ED), orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, peripheral artery disease treatment, primary stroke center, critical care services, robotics surgery program, inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, and OB/GYN services in a caring environment. By serving more than 16,000 inpatients and 55,000 patients through its ED annually, Centinela Hospital is actively involved in improving the health of the community with programs designed to meet the needs of those that it serves. Learn more at

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