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

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

Sherman Oaks, CA (October 19, 2021)Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation 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 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for critical care have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. For the 2022 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award recipients as a group, to all other hospitals. From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award have, on average 30.1% lower risk of experiencing a complication or dying while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Additionally, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award have, on average 1.43 times more likely to experience one or more complications or die in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

“Consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for critical care for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes. The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

“Sherman Oaks Hospital has consistently proved clinical and operational excellence across multiple years to achieve and maintain the one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for six years in a row,” said EM V. Garcia, Administrator at Sherman Oaks Hospital. “This recognition, along with the two Specialty Excellence Award and five Five-Star Distinctions presented to us for outstanding clinical achievements, is a testament to Sherman Oaks Hospital’s commitment to our patients, the exceptional contributions and dedication of our staff and physicians, and the ability to identify and meet the specific needs of our diverse community through our specialty services and programs.”

“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 in giving the best care possible to all,” Garcia added. “This award authenticates our hospital’s mission and exceptional teamwork displayed in delivering each day 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 more than ever, our community can count on our team of experts to receive the best care possible at all times.”

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

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row (2019-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 9 Years in a Row (2014-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 9 Years in a Row (2014-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2022)
  • Recipient of Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award for 6 Years in a Row (2017-2022)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care for 6 Years in a Row (2017-2022)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row (2014-2022)

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 31 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).

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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 2018 through 2020 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 2017 through 2019. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, please visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/methodology