Prime Healthcare Hospitals Named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® List

We are honored to have many of our Prime Healthcare Foundation hospitals named as the national 100 Top Hospitals

Online PR News – 22-September-2022 – Ontario – Prime Healthcare hospitals have been named to the Fortune/Merative® 100 Top Hospitals list that recognizes the top-performing hospitals in the nation. Three of the eight Prime hospitals have been recognized five or more times. With this year’s recognition, Prime Healthcare hospitals have been awarded “100 Top Hospital” status 66 times.

Merative (formerly IBM/Watson Health) identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. Merative established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates Prime Healthcare’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered, value-based care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare-associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability, and ratings from patients.

“Prime’s mission is to bring quality compassionate care to communities, expand access, promote health equity by bringing care to those most in need, and improve the health of all we serve,” said Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Prime Healthcare. “Many of these award-winning hospitals have been transformed as members of Prime, and receiving this national recognition reflects our unique ability to save community hospitals and ensure they deliver the highest quality of care. We are grateful to our physicians, nurses, and staff who dedicate themselves to providing exceptional care.”

The 100 Top Hospitals list also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. Hospitals were surveyed across three components: 1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute as a community partner by teaming up with local organizations; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health and support economic and social progress. Prime Healthcare was recently recognized for its commitment to community and social determinants of health by The Joint Commission with the 2021 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in the “National Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality” category. Prime was recognized for its groundbreaking initiatives that are consistent with the aims of the National Quality Strategy: better care, healthy people and communities, and smarter spending.