Hospitals Get Prime Scores for High quality

Three San Fernando Valley-area hospitals have obtained five-star high quality ranking from the federal Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers company.

The hospitals – Glendale Adventist Medical Middle, Northridge Hospital Medical Middle and Windfall Holy Cross Medical Middle in Mission Hills – positioned within the high ranks of the company’s annual quality-ratings survey launched final month. The variety of five-star hospitals serving the San Fernando Valley space is down one from final 12 months.

The company inspects and charges the 1000’s of hospitals throughout the nation that serve Medicare and Medicaid sufferers; the rankings are designed to be a information for customers in selecting hospitals. The rankings, from one to 5 stars, summarize high quality measures throughout 5 areas: mortality, security of care, readmission, affected person expertise and well timed and efficient care.

Nationwide, in line with the company, 483 hospitals, or simply over 10% of these rated, obtained 5 stars, whereas 803 hospitals, or 17%, obtained 4 stars.

In Los Angeles County as a complete, 13 hospitals obtained five-star rankings from the Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Providers, up from 11 final 12 months. One other 20 hospitals within the county obtained 4 stars from the company, up from 13 final 12 months.

Within the San Fernando Valley space, along with the three five-star hospitals, 5 hospitals obtained 4 stars, up from simply two final 12 months:

  • Glendale Memorial Hospital and Well being Middle;
  • Windfall St. Joseph Medical Middle in Burbank;
  • Sherman Oaks Hospital;
  • Encino Hospital Medical Middle; and
  • Mission Group Hospital in Panorama Metropolis.

Windfall Holy Cross Medical Middle, which is a part of the Renton, Washington-based Windfall Well being and Providers hospital community, was within the four-star ranks final 12 months, however moved as much as 5 stars this 12 months.

“From our housekeeping and meals companies workers to our medical doctors and nurses, the fixed focus is on the standard care and security we offer to each affected person, every single day,” stated Bernie Klein, chief government of Windfall Holy Cross. “I’m each honored and intensely grateful to work amongst individuals who really care concerning the folks whom we serve.”

One other Windfall hospital, St. Joseph Medical Middle in Burbank, additionally moved up within the rankings, to 4 stars from three stars. Encino Hospital Medical Middle additionally moved as much as 4 stars.

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Well being Middle, Mission Group Hospital in Panorama Metropolis and Sherman Oaks Hospital all went the opposite route, dropping to 4 stars from 5 stars.