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Encino Hospital Medical Center Recognized with Two Five-Star Achievements from Healthgrades

Encino, CA – October 24, 2023 – Encino Hospital Medical Center a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, announced today it has achieved numerous five-star ratings for specialty care, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.

Encino Healthgrades - Encino Hospital Medical CenterEncino Hospital Medical Center’s Five-Star ratings include Hip Fracture Treatment and Treatment of Respiratory Failure. These five-star ratings reflect Encino Hospital Medical Center’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible and places the organization in the upper echelon of hospitals for specialty care nationwide.

“Healthgrades congratulates Encino Hospital Medical Center for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate their quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend Encino Hospital Medical Center for their dedication to excellence in patient care.”

“Encino Hospital Medical Center’s recognition as a five-star rated hospital in multiple specialty services and as a national leader in patient safety reveals our true commitment and dedication to delivering the optimum quality of care to our patients. We are very pleased that once again our pledge to quality care in Orthopedics and Critical Care has been recognized once more by Healthgrades”, said EM V. Garcia, Chief Executive Officer at Encino Hospital Medical Center. “This well-deserved accomplishment is a product of our healthcare teams’ hard work and commitment to cultivating the health and well-being of the communities that we serve. The knowledge, devotion, and patient-centered care demonstrated by our physicians, nurses, technicians, and support staff led to receiving these awards and we are very pleased with these achievements.”

Encino Hospital Medical Center has also been recognized year over year among the top hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence, receiving national recognitions for the quality of care it provides to the community. It recently earned two American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for the treatment of heart disease and stroke. The hospital has also received Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades for the fifth year in a row, placing it in the top 5% of all hospitals in the nation.

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most–patient outcomes–Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement.  The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.

The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance between five-star and one-star hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020 through 2022, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 215,667 lives could potentially have been saved, and 149,521 patients could have avoided potential complications.*

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

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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: www.encinomed.org