PIH named one of nation’s best hospitals for cardiac surgery

DOWNEY – PIH Health announced Tuesday that it has been recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. PIH Health has also been recognized as an Excellence Award recipient for Stroke Care, Critical Care, Pulmonary Care and General Surgery for 2015, placing the hospital among the top 10 percent of all hospitals in those specialties. Additionally, PIH Health achieved 5-Star designations in key services including: treatment of heart attacks, bypass and valve surgery and treatment of pneumonia.

Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 33 of the most common procedures and conditions and identified the top performing hospitals within each procedure. PIH Health was recognized by Healthgrades in February 2014 as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Overall Clinical Excellence and these accolades continue to solidify PIH Health as a national leader in patient care.

These achievements are part of findings released today online and in the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes and organizational costs.

“We are pleased to be among a select group of healthcare innovators leading the way to providing high-quality, high-value care,” said PIH Health Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Rosalio Lopez MD MBA.  “At PIH Health, we are focused on providing a superior healthcare experience for our patients.”

Detailed performance information as well as additional information on the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.



Published: Oct. 23, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 28

Jennifer DeKay