PRIME HEALTHCARE RANKED TOP 15 HEALTH SYSTEM IN THE NATION
Prime Healthcare Services has been recognized as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the nation by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information, based on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction.
This is the second time in four years that Prime Healthcare has earned the national distinction. Prime Healthcare was recognized as a Top 10 Health System in 2009 by Thomson Reuters in its first-ever landmark study of health systems based on quality and efficiency. Prime Healthcare is the only West Coast health system to receive this coveted recognition. According to Thomson Reuters, when compared to other hospital systems, Prime Healthcare saved more lives, caused fewer patient complications, made fewer medical errors, followed recommended standards of care more closely, had shorter hospital stays and scored better on patient satisfaction surveys. Among 321 health systems, 2,194 hospitals and over 8 million patient discharges included in the study, Prime Healthcare Services had the lowest mortality rate, the lowest medical complications and the highest patient safety index. Prime Healthcare ranked higher than the other 21 health systems in California and the more than 30 other health systems on the West Coast. Thomson Reuters study is the only independent study of its kind that evaluates health systems based on objective measurements derived from public data and peer-reviewed methods; it should also be noted that health systems may not apply or pay for consideration in this study.