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St. Francis Medical Center Recognized with three Five-Star Achievements from Healthgrades

Lynwood, Calif. – October 25, 2023 – St. Francis Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced today it has achieved three five-star ratings for specialty care, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.

St. Francis Medical Center has achieved numerous accolades including being named in the Top 100 Hospitals for Prostate Surgery. Additionally, it received five-star ratings for hip fracture treatment, transurethral prostate resection surgery and critical care treatment of diabetic hospitalizations.  These five-star ratings reflect St. Francis Medical Center’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible and places the organization in the upper echelon of hospitals for specialty care nationwide.

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“Healthgrades congratulates St. Francis Medical Center for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate their quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend St. Francis for their dedication to excellence in patient care.”

“At St. Francis our clinical, quality, and leadership teams work closely with our physicians to employ best practices and promote shared insights that enable us to deliver consistent, safe, high quality care,” said Clay Farell, CEO of St. Francis Medical Center. “In addition, our ongoing investment in technology and equipment upgrades, such as our new biplane cardiovascular and interventional imaging system, ensures that patients have access to advancements that further enhance quality and positive outcomes.”

St. Francis Medical Center has correspondingly been recognized year over year as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024) and received the Healthgrades Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ for the same period. The hospital has also earned an “A” for Patient Safety on national ranking in 2022 on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index.

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most – patient outcomes – Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement.  The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.

The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance between five-star and one-star hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020 through 2022, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 215,667 lives could potentially have been saved, and 149,521 patients could have avoided potential complications.*

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the rating methodology and why hospital quality matters here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

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