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Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood are recognized with five stars—the highest rating—in five clinical areas for 2019, according to Healthgrades. This means that the hospitals’ actual performance is statistically significantly better than expected in these areas.

Healthgrades’ evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide to determine clinical excellence in the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

 Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood were recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for COPD Treatment (2003-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (2015-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Heart Attack Treatment (2015-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure Treatment (2015-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures (2018-2019)

“Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood are committed to providing the highest quality patient care and patient safety,” said Michael Klepin, CEO Southern California Hospitals. “Our dedication is further validated by this national recognition.”

In addition to the 2019 clinical achievements, the hospitals also are among the top 5% in nation for Patient Safety Excellence for 2018.

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Healthgrades chief medical officer. “These 5-star ratings showcase the expertise and commitment of Southern California Hospitals at Culver City and Hollywood to their patients.”

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2015 through 2017, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.*

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 outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, read the complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and the detailed study methodology.

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