Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) has been named a top U.S. health system based on system-wide performance by Thomson Reuters, which rates hospitals across the nation.
PPH is a "top quintile" health system, performing in the top 20 percent of 321 health systems studied by Thomson Reuters. The list was published in the Jan. 16 issue of Modern Healthcare.
The ranking was based on several performance measures that gauged clinical quality, patient safety and efficiency.
Thomson Reuters identified the 15 highest performing health systems for its annual Top 15 Top Health Systems award. It added 49 other systems from the study to that list, including PPH, to make up the "Top Quintile: Best Performing Systems" list.
PPH leaders welcomed the national recognition and the attention it is bringing to its patient-focused, system-wide clinical performance.
"The key factor to the outcomes we’ve experienced and thus have been recognized for is really the teamwork of our physicians, nurses and key supporting staff and their delivery of evidence-based best practices care every single day to every single patient," says PPH Chief Quality Officer Opal Reinbold.
"PPH has a long tradition of bringing in good people and working with our community to provide the best care," Reinbold adds. "We see this recognition as another stepping stone toward our future success in being the provider of choice for our North County patients."
U.S. health systems with two or more short-term, general, non-federal hospitals; cardiac and orthopedic hospitals and critical access hospitals were assessed in the study. PPH, which has more than 4000 employees and various facilities, operates Pomerado Hospital in Poway, Palomar Medical Center in downtown Escondido, and this summer will open the new Palomar Medical Center in west Escondido.
The Thomson Reuters’ study relied on public data from the 2010 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data and CMS Hospital Compare data sets.
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