PIH Whittier named a top hospital

WHITTIER - PIH Health Hospital in Whittier has been named one of America's 100 best hospitals, according to a survey released this week.

The rankings by Healthgrades noted that PIH Health - Whittier had a risk-adjusted mortality and complication rate that was in the top 2 percent in the nation for at least four years.

Eight hospitals in the Los Angeles area earned the distinction.

"Our vision is to put our patients first in all that we do, and this award further supports our commitment to quality care for our communities," said James West, president and CEO of PIH Health.

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier was specifically recognized by Healthgrades as one of the best hospitals for gastrointestinal care and critical care.

Last month, PIH Health was recognized with the 2014 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, marking the fourth consecutive year for the honor. That annual award highlights the top 5 percent of the more than 4,5000 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance.

********** Published: Feb. 27, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 46