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April 18, 2013 (San Diego) – Alvarado Hospital, as part of Prime Healthcare Services, was recognized in April among the “Top 15 Top Health Systems” in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) based on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  This is the third time in five years that Prime Healthcare has earned the national distinction and includes South Bay-based Paradise Valley Hospital.

According to Truven Health, compared to its peers, Prime Healthcare hospitals saved more lives, caused fewer patient complications, followed industry-recommended standards of care more closely, made fewer patient safety errors, released patients half a day sooner and scored better on overall patient satisfaction. This annual, quantitative study uses objective, independent research and public data sources. Health systems do not apply, and winners do not pay to market their award.

“Prime Healthcare consistently shows that it’s a leader in an ever-evolving healthcare landscape,” said Mike Sarian, Prime Healthcare president of operations. “The award serves as a reassurance to the Prime team of clinicians, physicians and leaders who have been dedicated to do the right thing, always and every time.”

“We thank the physicians, nurses and staffs at Prime Healthcare hospitals who are dedicated to achieving superior clinical outcomes.” added Luis Leon, San Diego regional CEO.

Prime Healthcare hospitals that were included in this study were Alvarado Hospital, Centinela Regional Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, Encino Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Montclair Hospital Medical Center, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Dimas Community Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital and West Anaheim Medical Center.

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