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Sherman Oaks Hospital Named America's 100 Best For Critical Care

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Sherman Oaks Hospital identified among the top hospitals nationally in Critical Care according to Healthgrades

Sherman Oaks, California (October 20, 2020)Sherman Oaks Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems. Every year,Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

Sherman Oaks Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 46 hospitals in 14 states. This year, Prime hospitals received a combined 295 awards from Healthgrades including 5-Star designations, Specialty Excellence Awards, and America’s 100 Best By Specialty.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2017 through 2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award have, on average, 29.9% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Additionally, patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award, on average, is 1.43 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

“Sherman Oaks Hospital ranked among America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ in America by Healthgrades for 2021. This means your loved ones are in the very best hand's in the nation,” said EM V. Garcia, Administrator at Sherman Oaks Hospital. “Our goal is to provide the highest level of quality care and comfort to our patients and their loved ones.”

“We are pleased to share this recognition from Healthgrades with our staff, patients and the community, as it validates the commitment and performance of our teams in Critical Care, Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, and Gastrointestinal in giving the best care possible not only during the COVID-19 crisis but throughout the year,” Garcia added. “These awards authenticate our hospital’s mission and exceptional teamwork displayed in delivering each day on our commitment to quality, outcomes, patient safety, and clinical excellence.”

Our Critical Care Services are focused on providing exceptional care, with our dedicated board-certified physicians, highly-trained nurses, skilled technicians, and support staff,” Garcia said. “Now, during the COVID-19 crisis, our community can count on our team of experts to receive the best care possible.”

Sherman Oaks Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 6 Years in a Row (2016-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed (2021)
  • Recipient of Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)

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 evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 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). View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

About Sherman Oaks Hospital

Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, is a 153-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care community hospital located in Sherman Oaks, California. Staffed with over 500 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians, the hospital is recognized for advanced technology and compassionate care and provides 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to improve and save lives. Sherman Oaks Hospital is nationally recognized as a “100 Top Hospital” by IBM Watson Health. For more information, visit www.shermanoakshospital.org

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 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 2016 through 2018.