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St. Francis Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced today that it ranks among the top three in California for prostate surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement, along with St. Francis Medical Center’s accomplishments as one of America’s 100 Best for Prostate Surgery and a Five-Star Recipient for Transurethral Prostate Resection Surgery, Hip Fracture Treatment and Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies, as ranked by Healthgrades for 2024, reflect St. Francis Medical Center’s commitment to delivering the best care possible and distinguish the organization as one of California’s leading hospitals for specialty care.

St. Francis Medical Center CEO Clay Farell said, “Our healthcare team is dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate care for patients. This commitment coupled with Prime Healthcare’s investment over the past three years of more than $36 million in new technology, service lines and systems has enabled us to expand care and quality for the community in specialties such as prostate surgery, behavioral health, stroke care, emergency medicine and maternal-child health.

“Healthgrades is proud to recognize St. Francis Medical Center as among the top three in California for prostate surgery,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals with a number three ranking in their state deliver consistently superior outcomes for the patients in their community. Consumers should feel confident knowing that they have access to top-ranked care for prostate surgery at St. Francis.”

In addition to Healthgrades’ rankings and recognitions, St. Francis has achieved national patient safety and quality awards, including an “A” rating in patient safety from Lown Institute, the Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from American Heart Association, the Maternity Care Honor Roll Award from California Health and Human Services, Hospital Quality Institute and Cal Hospital Compare, Antimicrobial Stewardship Honor Roll Bronze Status Designation from California Department of Public Health, and Certification as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on what matters most – patient outcomes – to determine the top-performing hospitals for specialty care in each of the 32 states assessed. Healthgrades’ 2024 analysis revealed that patients who seek care at a hospital with rankings in their condition or procedure have a better chance of a good outcome than if they were treated at a facility that is not among the top three in California. This widening performance gap highlights the importance of selecting a top-rated program. In fact, From 2020-2022, patients treated at hospitals receiving a state ranking for Prostate Surgery have, on average:  48.0% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that were not state ranked for prostate surgery.*

Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For more information, see the complete 2024 Specialty State Rankings Methodology.