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five_starsSherman Oaks, CA, April 30, 2021 – Sherman Oaks Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, has earned the coveted five-star overall hospital rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), placing Sherman Oaks Hospital among the top nine percent of hospitals nationwide for quality patient care.

Sherman Oaks Hospital is one of only 39 hospitals in California to receive an overall five-star rating by CMS. This is the first star rating update since January 2020, a prestigious five-star rating by CMS for Sherman Oaks Hospital.

“The Five Star rating reflects the sincere commitment and long-term dedication of our doctors, nurses, staff, and hospital to the communities that we serve,” said EM V. Garcia, Administrator of Sherman Oaks Hospital. “We are honored that Sherman Oaks Hospital and our distinct part Skilled Nursing Facility (Subacute Unit) has been recognized among the best in the nation for our relentless commitment to high quality, patient-centered care.”

This overall hospital rating is based on data that is publicly reported on CMS’ Hospital Compare tool ( The Overall Star Rating reflects upon 50+ measures across five aspects of quality care, including: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience, and Timely and Effective Care. The CMS rating allows consistent comparisons to each hospital’s overall performance on average compared to other hospitals in the U.S. in treating common conditions such as heart attack or pneumonia. Hospitals are given an overall rating ranging from one to five stars, with five as the highest and three as the most common score. Sherman Oaks Hospital has earned five stars and is ranked in the top six percent, according to the latest reports.

Sherman Oaks Hospital credits this achievement to its commitment to providing compassionate patient care that focuses on patient safety. “A five-star rating is a high achievement for Sherman Oaks Hospital indicates how well our hospital protects our patients from preventable errors, injuries, and infections in achieving this recognition,” Garcia added. “Our physicians follow evidence-based practices and nationally accepted guidelines that are proven to promote better patient outcomes. This can also be attributed in part to our team’s ability to recognize and meet the changing needs of our community through our specialty services and programs. This award authenticates our hospital’s mission and exceptional teamwork displayed in delivering each day on our commitment to quality, outcomes, patient safety, and clinical excellence.”

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 Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 46 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fifteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past five years. To learn more, please visit