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Paradise Valley Hospital was named among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation for the second year in a row by the research firm Truven Health Analytics, based on the quality of care and patient satisfaction from public data.

Based on a national standard scorecard, this annual study identifies hospitals that provide the highest level of value to their communities by measuring overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures, including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability.

“Compared with all hospitals across the country, Paradise Valley Hospital is in the top 100 nationwide for our high-quality, outstanding healthcare—which should be comforting to our community to know they have the best care close to home,” said Neerav Jadeja, hospital administrator. “We are proud to be on the frontlines of saving lives.”

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals represent the highest national standards in hospital care and management today,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program at Truven Health. “They set the benchmarks for peers around the country to follow — consistently delivering an outstanding quality of care, satisfaction, and community value at a reasonable cost.”

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated close to 3,000 hospitals. Risk-adjusted methodologies were used to analyze public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare reports.

“The majority of the 2015 award winners have produced year-to-year performance improvement, as well,” Chenoweth added “This speaks to the consistent focus on excellence by the entire organization and the men and women who serve patients.”

The study shows that if all hospitals in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners:

  • 126,471 additional lives could be saved
  • 108,926 additional patients could be complication-free
  • $1.8 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The average patient stay would decrease by half a day
  • The episode-of-illness expense would be 2% lower than the peer average

Paradise Valley Hospital has received several quality awards since being acquired by Prime Healthcare in 2007, including being the only San Diego hospital to be named a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures four years in a row by The Joint Commission.