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(Sherman Oaks, CA) – October 25, 2022 – Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, today announced that it is nationally recognized in 4 service lines and received 5 Five-Star ratings according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients.

Prime Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading health systems with 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states. Prime’s hospitals received more than 250 accolades from Healthgrades for the 2023 award season.

“We commend Sherman Oaks Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that nationally recognized hospitals by Healthgrades have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

The service lines recognized at Sherman Oaks Hospital include Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, and Critical Care. Notably, hospital is a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure. These achievements reflect Sherman Oaks Hospital outstanding clinical outcomes in 4 service areas.

“Sherman Oaks Hospital’s recognition as five-star rated hospital in multiple specialty services and as a national leader in patient safety demonstrates our dedication to delivering the best quality of care to our patients. We are very pleased that once again our commitment to quality care in Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, and Critical Care has been recognized once again by Healthgrades”, said EM V. Garcia, Administrator at Sherman Oaks Hospital. “This well-deserved achievement is the direct result of our healthcare teams’ hard work and commitment to improving health and well-being in the communities we serve. The knowledge, dedication, and patient-centered care displayed by our physicians, nurses, technicians, and support staff led to receiving these awards and we are very pleased with these achievements.

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America’s 100 Hospitals for Cardiac, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, and Critical Care and hospitals that did not receive this distinction. For the 2023 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group, to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, and found: From 2019-2021, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average: 61.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star for in-house mortality.* From 2019-2021, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 1-star for in-hospital mortality are, on average: 2.6 times more likely to die than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars for in-hospital mortality.*

Below is a complete list of and achievements at Sherman Oaks Hospital:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 Years in a Row (2014-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 10 Years in a Row (2014-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 10 Years in a Row (2014-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies (2023)

Sherman Oaks Hospital has been recognized for clinical quality and safety excellence over the years. A recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award and was named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 9 Years in a Row from 2014 to 2022. Also, Sherman Oaks was named by IBM Watson Health™ (formerly Truven Health Analytics) as a 100 Top Hospitals™ in the Nation. Nationally recognized by the American Heart Association for improving stroke treatment. Received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke certification. The hospital has recently earned a Bronze Seal Accreditation as a Geriatric Emergency Department by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021.Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

About Sherman Oaks Hospital

Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, is a 153-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care community hospital located in Sherman Oaks, California. Staffed with over 500 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians, the hospital is recognized for advanced technology and compassionate care and provides 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to improve and save lives. Sherman Oaks Hospital is nationally recognized as a “100 Top Hospital” by IBM Watson Health. For more information, visit

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