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SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., October 23, 2018 – Sherman Oaks Hospital today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for the third straight year, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Healthgrades also ranked Sherman Oaks among the top five percent in the nation for Critical Care and among the top 10 percent for overall Pulmonary Services for the fourth straight year. Further, Sherman Oaks Hospital received Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2017-2019) and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2016- 2019).

These achievements are part of findings released by Healthgrades and is featured in their2019 Report to the NationThe new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.*

In addition, Sherman Oaks Hospital was the recipient of nine additional 5-Star recognition’s for across various procedures, treatments and specialties, including:

  • Treatment of Heart Failure for 6 years in a row (2014-2019)
  • Treatment of Heart Attack (2019)
  • Hip Fracture Treatment for 6 years in a row (2014-2019)
  • Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 4 years in a row (2016-2019)
  • Treatment of Pneumonia for 6 years in a row (2014-2019)
  • Treatment of GI Bleed for 6 years in a row (2014-2019)
  • Treatment of Sepsis for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)
  • Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 6 years in a row (2014-2019)
  • Treatment of Bowel Obstruction 2 Years in a row (2018-2019)

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

“We are pleased to share this recognition from Healthgrades with our patients and community, as it demonstrates the dedication and performance of our teams in Cardiac, Critical Care, Emergency, Orthopedics, Respiratory, and General Surgery,” said Sunny Bhatia, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Prime Healthcare, Division I and Chief Medical Officer, Sherman Oaks Hosptial and Encino Hosptial Medical Center. “These awards validate our hospital’s mission and the outstanding teamwork exhibited to deliver each day on our commitment to quality, outcomes, patient safety, and clinical excellence.”

“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for critical care have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Sherman Oaks Hospital in the marketplace.”

For the 2019 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found: From 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award have, on average, a 30.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* From 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award are, on average, 1.44 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.**

About Sherman Oaks Hospital

Sherman Oaks Hospital is an award-winning, 153-bed, nonprofit, acute-care community hospital and member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501©3 public charity. Serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks Hospital provides comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient, compassionate and cost-effective manner. Staffed by more than 700 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians, the hospital provides 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, diagnostic, and hyperbaric medicine services to improve and save lives. In 2018, Sherman Oaks Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by IBM Watson Health for the third consecutive year. For more information, please visit us at

* 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

** Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.