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top hospitalAnnual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health

Sherman Oaks, California (July 6, 2020) – Sherman Oaks Hospital has beennamed to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. This is the fourth time Sherman Oaks Hospital has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was published by Fortune.

IBM Watson Health® has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 3,134 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. IBM Watson Health established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

“Sherman Oaks Hospital has consistently proved clinical and operational excellence across multiple years to achieve and maintain the 100 Top Hospitals recognition,” said EM V. Garcia, Administrator at Sherman Oaks Hospital. “This recognition is a true testament of the consistent performance by our amazing team of physicians, nurses, clinicians, and employees, who tirelessly and committedly deliver the best care possible not only during the COVID-19 crisis but throughout the year.”

“This can be seen on our team’s ability to distinguish and meet the complex needs of our community through various specialty services and programs such as our Emergency Services, which has immediate access to the most advanced diagnostic services and lifesaving care. We mainly focused on providing exceptional care in a timely manner. Our ER operates 24/7, staffed with board-certified physicians, highly-trained nurses, skilled technicians, and dedicated support staff,” Garcia said. “Now more than ever, our community can trust on our team’s ability on how quick and safe we can identify, evaluate, and care for patients with any level of emergency, illness, or injury.”

The knowledgeable and compassionate team of healthcare specialists in the hospital’s Senior Behavioral Health Services provides exceptional care and emotional support to patients and families in need. “This service is intended to improve day-to-day functioning, leading to a better quality of health and a higher quality of life that mainly focuses on patient safety and exceptional care,” Garcia said.

Sherman Oaks Hospital also specializes in the latest cardiac program readily available to the community. Our team comprises of multidisciplinary staff that service the latest protocols for rapid response to heart attacks, highlighting a multi-use combo laboratory with full cardiac diagnostic and interventional capabilities for life-saving cardiac and vascular procedures. Furthermore, the hospital offers some of the up-to-date inpatient and outpatient surgical techniques. “Our highly-trained specialists in our surgical services deliver the highest quality of care with the best possible outcomes with compassion for our patients and their families,” Garcia added.

The Center for Reconstruction and Wound Healing is also a significant component of the hospital’s excellence in clinical outcomes and best practices that specializes in comprehensive and effective wound care management and hyperbaric medicine. Our holistic program of treatment and prevention heals chronic wounds, saves limbs, and improves the overall health and well-being of our patients. We strive to improve the quality of life for all our patients.

This recognition demonstrates Sherman Oaks Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care, particularly during this very disruptive and challenging time. According to IBM Watson Health, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency rooms, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.

“Hospitals, health systems and the dedicated clinicians and staff who work at these organizations have emerged as true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are grateful to be able to recognize these extraordinary leaders at this time,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.P., Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health. “From small community hospitals to major teaching hospitals, organizations on this list demonstrate a relentless commitment to high value, patient-centered care and innovation. It is clear that the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for reinvention, and we believe these top performing hospitals are positioned to emerge stronger and smarter out of this crisis.”

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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

About the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® List

The Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

About IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals Program’s annual studies result in the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, IBM Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals list and IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems list. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals and health systems serve as a model of excellence for the industry. Visit for more information.

About IBM Watson Health

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