Three Providence Health & Services medical centers rate among the best in the Southland for quality surgical outcomes, according to a patient safety coalition led by the Hospital Association of Southern California.
Providence Holy Cross and Providence Saint Joseph medical centers in the San Fernando Valley and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance were named among the top 10 hospitals in a regional collaborative dedicated to improving patient safety.
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The rating was based on outcomes for key indicators within the Surgical Care Improvement Project, a national partnership focused on improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complication. SCIP requires that surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pharmacists, infection control experts and hospital executives work together to make surgical care improvement a priority.
“This is the result of teamwork, of professionals working together to ensure core measures are followed and there is no clinical variation,” said Myron Berdischewsky, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical and quality officer for Providence Health & Services. “The real winners from this effort are the thousands of patients who benefit from the great care they receive from the dedicated Providence teams.”
The Southern California Patient Safety Collaborative, composed of more than 100 hospitals in Los Angeles , Orange , Santa Barbara , Ventura , Riverside and San Bernardino counties, provides peer-to-peer learning and a forum to share findings to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes. The collaborative, dedicated to “patient safety first,” is funded by Anthem Blue Cross and sponsored by several organizations, including HASC, the National Health Foundation and the Health Services Advisory Group, the Quality Improvement Organization for California.