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Sherman Oaks Hospital Named America's 100 Best for Critical and Pulmonary Care by Healthgrades

10-18-2017

Facility Recipient of 10 Additional 2018 Treatment and Procedures Awards

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., October 18, 2017 – Sherman Oaks Hospital today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ and Pulmonary Care™ -- as measured by volume-weighted performance -- according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

This achievement is part of findings released by Healthgrades and is featured in their2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

In addition to performing in the top 5% of all hospitals nationwide in Critical and Pulmonary Care, Sherman Oaks Hospital was the recipient of 10 additional 5-Star recognitions across various procedures, treatments and specialties, including:

  • Treatment of Heart Failure for 5 years in a row (2014-2018)
  • Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 years in a row (2014-2018)
  • Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 3 years in a row (2016-2018)
  • Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 years in a row (2014-2018)
  • Treatment for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for 2 years in a row (2017-2018)
  • Treatment of GI Bleed for 5 years in a row (2014-2018)
  • Treatment of Sepsis for 5 Years in a Row (2014-2018)
  • Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 5 years in a row (2014-2018)
  • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2018)
  • Appendectomy (2018)

Further, Sherman Oaks Hospital received Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2017-2018) and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2016- 2018).

“We are pleased to share this recognition from Healthgrades with our patients and community, as it demonstrates the dedication and performance of our teams in Cardiac, Critical Care, Emergency, Orthopedics, Respiratory, and General Surgery,” said Bockhi Park, Chief Executive Officer, Sherman Oaks Hosptial. “These awards validate our hospital’s mission and the outstanding teamwork exhibited to deliver each day on our commitment to quality, outcomes, patient safety, and clinical excellence.”

“Many consumers believe that hospital quality is standardized, though the reality is that clinical quality and outcomes at hospitals vary widely across the country,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades, Chief Medical Officer. “The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care and Pulmonary Care distinctions have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality of care and can distinguish themselves to consumers seeking care at high-quality facilities.”

About Sherman Oaks Hospital

Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, is an award-winning, 153-bed nonprofit community hospital centrally located in Sherman Oaks, California. Serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks Hospital is staffed with over 700 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians. The hospital and its wound center are known for advanced technology and provide 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, diagnostic, and hyperbaric medicine services to improve and save lives. In 2017, Sherman Oaks Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics® for the second consecutive year. For more information, please visit us at shermanoakshospital.org.

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*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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