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Healthgrades Names Centinela Hospital Medical Center a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipient

Centinela Hospital Medical Center among top 5% in nation for patient safety

Inglewood, CA – March 12, 2024 – Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This marks our 11th consecutive year receiving this prestigious award for safely caring for our patients. This achievement, along with Centinela’s accomplishments as a Leapfrog Straight A rating recipient and a U.S. News Top California Hospital, reflects Centinela’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care.

“Centinela Hospital Medical Center has cultivated an outstanding safety culture that prioritizes the well-being of both patients and staff, setting a high standard for patient safety nationwide,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize Centinela Hospital Medical Center for providing top-quality care while preventing serious injuries to patients during their hospital stay.”

Other clinical recognition (Hospital) has earned recently include Five-Star ratings from Healthgrades in the following areas:

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award (2024)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services (2024)
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure (2014 – 2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures (2014 – 2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment (2014 – 2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (2018 – 2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia (2023 – 2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Hospitalizations (2023 – 2024)
  • Recipient of Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM (2014 – 2024)
  • Named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety (2014 – 2024)

“We have an outstanding team at Centinela Hospital. Everyone works hard to ensure that we deliver the highest quality healthcare services to our patients. It is an honor to be nationally recognized by Healthgrades for the excellence our team provides,” says Mohammad A. Naser, Chief Executive Officer, Centinela Hospital Medical Center. “This recognition by Healthgrades confirms that our commitment to delivering outstanding care is working.”

Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted complication and mortality rates for approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine this year’s top-performing hospitals for patient safety. During the 2020-2022 study period, nearly 170,000 potentially preventable safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals, with four patient safety indicators accounting for close to 75% of these incidents.* Healthgrades’ analysis revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2024 Patient Safety Excellence Award have a significantly lower chance of experiencing one of the four leading safety indicators than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals:

  • In-hospital fall resulting in fracture (approximately 52% less likely)
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest (approximately 56% less likely)
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital (approximately 67% less likely)
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital (approximately 71% less likely)

Where you’re treated matters, which is why Healthgrades is committed to providing the most scientifically accurate information about doctors and hospitals–with data insights not available anywhere else. To learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, visit healthgrades.com.

*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2023.0.1) to MedPAR data from approximately 4,500 hospitals for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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About Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, was founded in 1924 to serve the communities of Inglewood and Los Angeles. Centinela Hospital is a 369-bed acute-care hospital recognized nationally for clinical quality, earning “100 Top Hospital” recognition, an A rating for patient safety 11 consecutive times, and rated as one of America’s “best hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Centinela Hospital offers its community an emergency department, orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, surgical services and more in a caring environment. Centinela 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 www.centinelamed.com.

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