Prime Healthcare has announced that 18 of its hospitals have received the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award.
The award is given to hospitals that provide exceptional care to their patients and prevent the occurrence of complications for patients during hospital stays.
Healthgrades Data Science vice-president Dr William R. Wyatt said: “With 18 Prime Healthcare hospitals achieving this award, the health system has demonstrated exceptional performance that has been sustained over time.
“We applaud Prime Healthcare for its ongoing organisational commitment to delivering quality care.”
With the current recognition, Prime Healthcare has received Patient Safety Excellence Award for two consecutive years – in 2016 and 2017.
Prime Healthcare Division I Hospitals chief medical officer Dr Sunny Bhatia said: “Thank you to all our clinical teams, physicians and leaders, and those who support our clinicians, for achieving this honour again this year.
“Delivering safe, high quality healthcare with compassion to each patient, every step of the way, is what our patients and families deserve. This award is one more example of the importance and commitment that Prime Healthcare has made to safety, quality and most importantly, our patients.”
Healthgrades is an online resource of comprehensive data about physicians and hospitals.