Top 100 Hospital
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center was recently named a "100 Top Hospital" by Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
"This recognition reflects the outstanding hard work, dedication and excellent patient care that our hospital provides," said Sofia Abrina, RN, MBA, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center administrator. "We are proud to be acknowledged as a leader in health care with this prestigious award."
With nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals surveyed, the hospitals demonstrated that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency. According to Thomson Reuters, if all hospitals performed at the same level as the 100 Top Hospitals award winners:
- More than 186,000 additional lives could be saved.
- Approximately 56,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
- More than $4.3 billion could be saved.
- The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.
- The typical winning hospital charges $464 less per discharge than the typical non-winner.
"This prestigious recognition speaks volumes to our commitment to quality patient care," said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. "I congratulate the physicians, nurses and staff at these hospitals for their deep devotion to the highest standards of quality care in the country."
Five of the nine California community hospitals that earned the Thomson Reuters "100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success, 2012" were Prime Healthcare hospitals: Centinela Hospital Medical Center, among the large community hospitals, Chino Valley Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Group, West Anaheim Medical Center [three-time winner], among the medium community hospitals, and Desert Valley Hospital [six-time winner], among the small community hospitals. This is the thirteenth time a Prime Healthcare hospital has been recognized with this honor.
The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor.
Garden Grove Hospital Receives an "A" For Safety
Garden Grove Hospital received an "A" grade in the recently released Leapfrog Group survey, which is a national patient safety advocacy organization. This is Leapfrog's first Hospital Safety Score report involving more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.
In California, 264 hospitals were graded. The grades are based on up to 26 weighted patient safety measures, including nurse staffing levels, processes for preventing pneumonia, infection and medication errors, and the rates of patient injuries, bloodstream infections, or surgical errors.
According to The Leapfrog Group, "The goal is to give patients the vital information they need and deserve before even entering a hospital. We hope people will use this score to talk with their doctor, make informed decisions about where to seek care, and take the right precautions during a hospital stay."
The report assigns each hospital a Hospital Safety Score in the form of a letter grade (A, B, C or score pending, which means the score would have been less than C).
According to the California Hospital Association, "California hospitals have long supported the public reporting of quality data. We believe that hospitals should be transparent with their quality and safety information so that consumers can make more informed decisions."
According to the report, 37% of California hospitals received an A, 22% received a B, 31% received a C and approximately 10% were given a "score pending."
Garden Grove Hospital Named Top Performer by The Joint Commission
Garden Grove Hospital was named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Garden Grove Hospital was recognized based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting date to The Joint Commission, Garden Grove Hospital was one of only 405 hospitals to meet or exceed the target rates of performance for 2010. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year.
Garden Grove Hospital was recognized for achieving above average quality measures for heart attack, pneumonia, and surgical care.
"Excellent care is something all patients expect and deserve. To achieve this takes knowledge, teamwork, and dedication of the entire hospital staff. I am proud that our staff has achieved this distinction," said Sofia Abrina, Administrator at Garden Grove Hospital.
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center is accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations