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Encino Hospital Medical Center Named Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure Six Years in a Row

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Encino Hospital Medical Center Named Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure Six Years in a Row

ENCINO, Calif., October 23, 2018 – Encino Hospital Medical Center today announced that it has achieved 5-Stars for its performance in the Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure for six years in a row (2014-2019) from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data released by Healthgrades and featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the NationEvery year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. A 5-Star rating indicates that Encino Hospital Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

Encino Hospital Medical Center also was named a 5-Star recipient for these specific treatments and procedures:

  • Hip Fracture Treatment for Four Years in a Row (2016-2019)
  • Treatment of Pneumonia for Three Years in a Row (2017-2019)
  • Treatment of Sepsis for Six Years in a Row (2014-2019)

"The hard work of our doctors, nurses, and staff in providing top-of-the-line care to the Los Angeles community is evident with this recognition from Healthgrades," says Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Prime Healthcare Division I and Chief Medical Officer, Encino Hospital Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital. "The expertise, dedication, and patient-centered teamwork displayed by these individuals led to Encino Hospital receiving these awards and we are proud of these achievements.”

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “The 5-star ratings for these clinical specialties showcases the expertise and commitment of Encino Hospital to their patients.”

About Encino Hospital Medical Center

Encino Hospital Medical Center (EHMC), a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501©3 public charity, is an award-winning, 150-bed nonprofit hospital located in Encino, California. Servicing the greater San Fernando Valley, Encino Hospital provides 24/7 emergency services in addition to a wide range of highly specialized medical, surgical and diagnostic services including senior services, acute rehabilitation, and behavioral health. Attracting many world-class physicians, the professional clinical teams at Encino Hospital Medical Center use an interdisciplinary approach to ensure comprehensive care for each patient. For more information, please visit us at

About Prime Healthcare

Founded in 2001, Prime Healthcare has emerged as one of the nation’s leading hospital systems. Prime Healthcare was founded by Dr. Prem Reddy, a physician with a mission to save hospitals, improve community healthcare and provide the very best care to patients.

Our philosophy is that all healthcare is local. Each of our hospitals serves the unique needs of their communities while providing exceptional care with the strength and support of Prime Healthcare. Through a physician-directed and patient-centered model, passionate dedication to quality, evidence-based best practices, operational efficiency, technology, and capital investment, our hospitals are recognized among the best in the nation. Prime Healthcare was recognized by Truven Health Analytics as a Top 10 and 15 Health System in the nation three times.


* For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at