Whittier, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PIH Health Hospital – Whittier was recently honored with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades®, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, for the fourth year in a row (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) along with the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™.

In addition to these highly regarded awards, the Whittier campus was recognized by Healthgrades® in the following areas of care: Cardiac, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Gastrointestinal, and Critical Care. PIH Health Hospital - Downey was recognized in Orthopedics and Gastrointestinal.

The Outstanding Patient Experience award relies on data collected from a 32-question survey of the hospital’s own patients focusing on their perspectives of the care they received in the hospital. This distinction places PIH Health among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation.

“At PIH Health, we have a culture of excellence that drives us to continuously push to be better,” said PIH Health Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Judy Pugach, RN, MPH, CPHQ. “We continually ask ourselves and our patients what we can do to improve the patient experience, and collaborate across our organization to go beyond the status quo. These awards indicate that our efforts to provide some of the best care available anywhere are being recognized by those we serve.” 

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ recipients, please visit Healthgrades.com/Quality.



 About PIH Health

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves more than 2.1 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and PIH Health Hospital - Downey and features numerous outpatient medical offices, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is recognized by IBM Watson as one of the nation’s Top Hospitals,  and Hospitals and Health Networks as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, recently honored PIH Health Hospital - Whittier with the 2018 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award and for the fourth consecutive year, the Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2015-2018). PIH Health invests millions each year in community education and free and low-cost services to support those with the greatest need. For more information, visit PIHHealth.org.

Rosie Marquez
PIH Health
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