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HF5STAR(Sherman Oaks, CA) – October 25, 2022 – Encino Hospital Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, today announced that it is nationally recognized in 4 service lines and received 5 Five-Star ratings according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

Prime Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading health systems with 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states. Prime’s hospitals received more than 250 accolades from Healthgrades for the 2023 award season.

“We commend Encino Hospital Medical Center for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that nationally recognized hospitals by Healthgrades have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

The service lines recognized at Encino Hospital Medical Center include Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, and Critical Care. Notably, hospital is a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure. These achievements reflect Encino Hospital Medical Center outstanding clinical outcomes in 4 service areas.

“Encino Hospital Medical Center’s recognition as five-star rated hospital in multiple specialty services and as a national leader in patient safety demonstrates our dedication to delivering the best quality of care to our patients. We are very pleased that once again our commitment to quality care in Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, and Critical Care has been recognized once again by Healthgrades”, said EM V. Garcia, Administrator at Encino Hospital Medical Center. “This well-deserved achievement is the direct result of our healthcare teams’ hard work and commitment to improving health and well-being in the communities we serve. The knowledge, dedication, and patient-centered care displayed by our physicians, nurses, technicians, and support staff led to receiving these awards and we are very pleased with these achievements.

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America’s 100 Hospitals for Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, and Critical Care and hospitals that did not receive this distinction. For the 2023 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found: From 2019-2021, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average: 61.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.* From 2019-2021, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality are, on average: 2.6 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality.*

Below is a complete list of and achievements at Encino Hospital Medical Center:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 Years in a Row (2014-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 8 Years in a Row (2016-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia (2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 10 Years in a Row (2014-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure (2023)

Encino Hospital Medical Center has been recognized for clinical quality and safety excellence over the years. A recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award and was named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 4 Years in a Row from 2019 to 2022. Also, Encino is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association for improving stroke treatment. Received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke certification. The hospital has recently earned a Bronze Seal Accreditation as a Geriatric Emergency Department by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021.Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

About Encino Hospital Medical Center

Not-for-Profit Encino Hospital Medical Center, part of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, is a 150-bed state-of-the-art hospital located in Encino, California. Its multi-disciplinary staff consists of 330 physicians and 520 professional support staff. Encino Hospital Medical Center serves a diverse population and incorporates elements of urban and suburban medicine in a caring environment. It offers a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital is consistently at the forefront in providing innovative and integrated healthcare. For more information, visit:

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