Inglewood, Calif. – March 15, 2023 – Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Centinela Hospital among the top five percent of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. This is the ninth year that Centinela Hospital has achieved this prestigious recognition.
For eight years in a row, Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading health systems, had more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients than any other health system, according to Healthgrades.
Earlier this year, Centinela Hospital also announced its recognition on the 2022 Fortune/Merative Top 100 Hospitals® list. This is the sixth time the hospital has been recognized with this honor as one of the top-performing community hospitals in the nation.
“Through our 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize hospitals that excel in providing top-quality care for their patients while preventing serious injuries during hospital stays,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name Centinela Hospital as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient and look forward to their continued efforts to make patient safety a top priority.”
“Receiving this safety excellence award is a confirmation of our commitment to deliver the very best in medical services to our Inglewood community,” said Mohammad Naser, CEO of Centinela Hospital. “Very few hospitals can demonstrate sustained excellence and top performance. The residents of our community deserve the highest quality care from their healthcare providers and Centinela Hospital will always strive to meet or exceed those expectations.”
If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to the 2023 Patient Safety Award recipients, on average, 95,880 patient safety events could have been avoided.*
During the 2019-2021 study period, 164,592 potentially preventable patient safety events occurred among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* Healthgrades found that just four patient safety indicators accounted for 74% of all patient safety events: hip fracture due to an in-hospital fall, collapsed lung resulting from a procedure/surgery, pressure or bed sores acquired in the hospital, and catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in-hospital. Healthgrades’ analysis also revealed that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 4%% less likely to experience an in-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
- 7% less likely to experience a collapsed lung resulting from a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
- 1% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals*
- 3% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at nonrecipient hospitals*
Consumers can visit healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.
*Statistics are calculated from Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Award methodology which is based primarily on AHRQ technical specifications (Version 2022.0.1) for MedPAR data years 2019 through 2021 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 as Milton Hospital and since then has been serving the communities of Inglewood and Los Angeles. An award-winning facility, Centinela Hospital Medical Center is a 369-bed acute-care hospital offering its community an emergency department, orthopedic care, advanced cardiac services, peripheral artery disease treatment, and labor and delivery services 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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Centinela Media Contact:
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Office: 909-292-9487 | Cell: 224-602-3510