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INGLEWOOD, Calif. – July 26, 2018 – Centinela Hospital Medical Center today announced that it has been named one of America’s 100 Great Community Hospitals in 2018, according to a study released July 23 by Becker’s Hospital Review. Centinela Hospital is the only Los Angeles-based hospital and one of six California hospitals to make the list.

“Centinela Hospital is honored to be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for the fourth year in a row as one of the top 100 Great Community Hospitals nationally,” said Linda Bradley, CEO for Centinela Hospital Medical Center. “We work incredibly hard to ensure we maintain and deliver local, high-quality healthcare services to our community and, as the only Los Angeles-based hospital to continuously make this list, it’s a testament to our physicians, nurses, and staff who dedicate themselves to our mission of providing exceptional patient care every day.”

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from organizations such as the National Rural Health Association, iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, CareChex, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and The Leapfrog Group.


Becker’s has published a version of this list annually since 2011. For the purposes of this list, Becker’s defines a ‘community hospital’ as one with fewer than 550 beds that have minimal teaching programs. Hospitals included on the Becker’s list are recognized for quality, patient satisfaction, and overall excellence and play a key role in their communities as the centerpiece for health care in many occasions. For a complete listing of the hospitals included on Becker’s 100 Great Community Hospitals, visit

Centinela Hospital’s dedication to the community it serves is evident by its $150 million capital expansion and renovation plans. In May 2016, Centinela completed a $55 million seismic retrofit project that included the unveiling of a new hospital front entrance, lobby, admitting department, laboratory, gift shop, and administration offices. In March 2017, it opened its newly expanded emergency room that includes 10,000 square feet of additional space to increase the number of emergency room beds to 52. In fall 2018, a new maternal services and labor & delivery unit will open. Further remodeling and expansion projects under construction include additional emergency department upgrades, radiology, hybrid cath lab, and pharmacy facilities.

About Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, was founded in 1924 as Milton Hospital and since then has been serving the communities of Inglewood and Los Angeles. An award-winning facility, ranking in the top 5% nationally for the quality and patient safety, Centinela Hospital is a 369-bed acute-care hospital offering a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, peripheral artery disease treatment, and OB/GYN services in a caring environment. Centinela Hospital is actively involved in improving the health of the community with programs designed to meet the needs of those that it serves. For more information visit