Prime Healthcare Hospitals Nationally Recognized for
Low Rate of Serious Complications
Four California hospitals within Prime Healthcare are recognized among
49 hospitals nationally to have the lowest proportion of serious medical
errors per hospital discharge, according to
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality (April 12, 2016).
The four hospitals were some of the only hospitals in their markets to
be nationally recognized for a low proportion of serious medical errors.
"We are building a culture of patient centered care and that begins
with ensuring safety and reliability," said
Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare's California and Nevada
hospitals. "We are honored to receive this recognition which reflects
our commitment to our patients."
The national average rate for ratio of serious complications to discharges
is 0.81. The hospitals with the lowest proportion of serious medical errors
ranged from 0.37 to 0.49. Shasta Regional Medical Center (Redding, CA)
is near the top of the list at 0.42. Alvarado Hospital (San Diego, CA)
checks in at 0.43. Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center, (Garden Grove,
CA) was 0.48, and Paradise Valley Hospital (National City, CA) landed at 0.49.
Numbers were calculated using the
Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) 90 measure, a weighted average of the reliability-adjusted observed-to-expected ratios
(indirect standardization of the smoothed rates) for several patient safety
indicators. PSIs are a set of indicators used to provide information on
hospital complications and adverse events following surgeries, procedures,
and childbirth, used by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The Hospital Compare data were gathered from July 1, 2012, through June
30, 2014, the most recent data available.