PIH Health named 'distinguished hospital'

DOWNEY - PIH Health has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the fourth consecutive year according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.The distinction places PIH Health among the top 5 percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance. "Recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence have demonstrated better than expected quality care," said Evan Marks, an executive vice president with Healthgrades. "For patients undergoing treatment for select common conditions and procedures at these hospitals, this translates to a statistically lower likelihood of death or experiencing complications when compared to the rest of American hospitals."

********** Published: Jan. 23, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 41