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Paradise Valley among the top hospitals

Sat, Oct 13 2012 12:00 PM Posted By: Special To The Star-news

 Paradise Valley Hospital received notification in September that it was nationally recognized for the second year in a row by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of hospitals in the U.S. It was the only hospital in South Bay to receive this prestigious recognition.

The hospital was named to the “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” that recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance. The program is based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke and venous thrombo embolism.

 “I am proud that our tremendous efforts are being recognized on a national basis,” said Neerav Jadeja, administrator of Paradise Valley Hospital. “We are proud to offer nationally and locally recognized care to our patient and community.”

Paradise Valley is among 620 hospitals to earn the distinction, which represents the top 18 percent of the nation’s accredited hospitals reporting data.  The hospital was one of 244 hospitals that have achieved this distinction for a second straight year.  The only hospitals to be named to this prestigious list in San Diego County in addition to Paradise Valley are Scripps Encinitas, Scripps Green in La Jolla, and Sharp Memorial.  Seven other Prime Healthcare hospitals the parent company of Paradise Valley also received recognition for exemplary performance.

 “This is a prestigious honor and yet another validation of how Prime Healthcare’s physician-driven and patient-focused system, which adheres to proven clinical protocols, is the future of healthcare,” said Prem Reddy, MD, chairman, president and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. “This is well deserved recognition of the physicians, nurses and staffs at these hospitals who maintain the highest standards of quality care in the country.”

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