Of the 57 hospitals across the nation ranked as having the lowest pneumonia
30-day mortality rate, Paradise Valley Hospital was the
only San Diego hospital to be recognized, according to the most recent Becker's
Hospital Review's Infection Control and Clinical Quality Report.
Paradise Valley Hospital’s rate was 8%, compared with the national
average of 11.5%. The 30-day death (mortality) measure is an estimate
of deaths from any cause within 30 days of a hospital admission for patients
hospitalized with pneumonia.
"To be the only San Diego hospital recognized as having among the
lowest pneumonia rates in the nation underscores our commitment to our
patients’ care and safety,” said Neerav Jadeja, Paradise Valley
Hospital administrator. “For San Diegans, these quality indicators
allow them more information to be better informed when choosing a hospital
for their care.”
He added that Paradise Valley Hospital is also among the “Top 100
Hospitals” in the nation as named by national organization Truven
Health and the only San Diego hospital to be a Top Performer in Key Quality
Measures as named by The Joint Commission.
Results were determined from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Hospital
Compare system data. These rates reflect data measured from July 2011
through June 2014, the most recent data available. To see the complete
list of 57 hospitals,