(Ontario, Calif, April 5, 2018) – Prime Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officers have been named
to Becker's Healthcare "100 hospital & health system CMOs
to know in 2018."
Dr. Sunny Bhatia and Dr. Paryus Patel were selected for the national list
of physician leaders for their dedication to strengthening Prime Healthcare
through their leadership in clinical excellence, operational strategy,
patient-centered initiatives and quality improvement.
“The physicians featured on this list are proven leaders in the field
with extensive clinical and team building experience,” according
to Becker’s, which released the list on March 13. “Many have
held executive leadership positions at multiple hospitals and health systems,
overseeing efforts to expand health IT, improve the patient experience
and build an overall positive culture for their organizations.”
Founded by Prem Reddy, MD, Prime Healthcare is one of the largest for profit
health systems in the United States with 45 hospitals in 14 states. Prime
Healthcare has a unique physician-founded and physician-led model - “Physician-Led”
is one of the health system’s core values - with clinicians leading
initiatives to not only ensure clinical excellence but also operational
“Prime Healthcare has designed a physician-led governance structure
that promotes a clinically focused, patient-centered culture,” said
Dr. Reddy, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare. “Our
CMOs, administrators and staff members are continuously striving for excellence
and innovating in order to improve the quality, value, and patient experience
in our hospitals across the United States.”
Dr. Bhatia is CMO of Prime Healthcare Division I, where he is responsible
for the health system's 17 hospitals in California and Nevada. He
also serves as CMO of Sherman Oaks Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical
Center, two of Prime Healthcare's acute care community hospitals located
in Los Angeles County.
Under Dr. Bhatia’s clinical leadership, Sherman Oaks was recognized
in 2018, 2017 and 2016 as a “100 Top Hospital” in the nation
by IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics).
Sherman Oaks and Encino Hospitals, combined, have received numerous clinical
awards and five-star achievements from Healthgrades, including the Healthgrades
Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for both facilities. In addition,
Dr. Bhatia has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as among
the “100 CMOs to Know” for several years. Dr. Bhatia is board
certified in four specialties: internal medicine, cardiovascular disease,
nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology and also holds a Masters
of Medical Management degree.
Dr. Patel is the CMO of Prime Healthcare Division II, responsible for the
health system's 28 hospitals east of Nevada. He is a triple board
certified physician with over 25 years of experience in the fields of
critical care medicine, internal medicine and pulmonology.
In additional to serving as Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare
Division II, Dr. Patel is currently Chief Medical Officer for Centinela
Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, California. Centinela Hospital has
received many quality recognitions over the years, including a “Top
100 Hospital” award from Truven Health Analytics in 2016, straight
As from The Leapfrog Group over a span of five years, and multiple “five
star” awards from Healthgrades. Dr. Patel has received numerous
accolades over his distinguished career. Most recently he was named a
"Super Doctor" by Los Angeles Magazine and has been recognized
several times among the “100 CMOs to Know” in Becker’s
About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation:
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 45 acute
care hospitals providing nearly 45,000 jobs in 14 states. Fifteen of the
hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public
charity with a mission of providing quality, compassionate healthcare
for all. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in
the country, Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as
among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 42 times and among
the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and Prime Healthcare
is the only "Top 10 Health System" west of the Mississippi.
For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.