Top 100 Hospital
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center Named Among 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation For 2nd Year
Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center was named among the "100 Top
Hospitals" in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson
Reuters), based on the quality of care and patient satisfaction. Truven
Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to
improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
This is the second year in a row that Garden Grove Hospital has been recognized
as a Top 100 Hospital.
"This recognition reflects the outstanding hard work, dedication and
excellent patient care that our hospital provides," said Hassan Alkhouli,
M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Garden Grove Hospital. "We are proud
to be acknowledged as a leader in health care with this prestigious award."
Garden Grove Hospital is part of Prime Healthcare Services. Eight of the
eleven California community hospitals that earned this distinction were
Prime Healthcare hospitals. Prime Healthcare hospitals have earned this
recognition 21 times.
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
"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."
The Truven 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
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 data 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