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WHITTIER – PIH Health was recently named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals for the second consecutive year by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program is an annual study that evaluates hospital performance across a range of objective variables, such as mortality rates, complications, patient length of stay, and adherence to core measures.
“At PIH Health, we take great pride in providing high-quality healthcare to our patients – their safety, well-being and medical conditions are always our primary concern,” said Judy Pugach, vice president of Enterprise Quality, Patient Safety, Accreditation and Licensing for PIH Health.
“We are honored to have been named as a 100 Top Hospitals recipient two years in a row.”
The study shows that if all hospitals in the United States performed at the level of this year’s winners:
Nearly 165,000 additional lives could be saved
Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free
More than $5.4 billion could be saved
The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
“We are pleased to once again be among a select group of healthcare leaders,” said PIH Health Hospital – Whittier Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer Reanna Thompson. “At PIH Health, we are dedicated to providing a superior healthcare experience for our patients.”
Hospital executives will gather at the annual 100 Top Hospitals Summit in Arizona June 11-13.
For more information on the 100 Top Hospitals program, visit tophospitals.com. For information on PIH Health, go to PIHHealth.org.
Published: May 1, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 03