[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Holy Cross Hospital Makes National Top-100 List | 09-22-2011
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
69°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
May 29
1987 - Director John Landis acquitted of charges in deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors on Valencia set of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]


The first hospital ratings system to address the new challenges required by healthcare reform today named Providence Holy Cross Medical Center to its top 100 list of hospitals in an analysis that weighed  performance measures including quality, outcomes and patient perspectives.

Providence Holy Cross in Mission Hills was the only San Fernando Valley hospital included in the tally and one of just three hospitals in the Los Angeles area.

“The face of health care is changing rapidly and we are proud to be leaders in meeting the challenges of national healthcare reform by providing top quality care, controlling costs and laying the framework for a state-of-the-art electronic medical records system that will improve care by broadening communication among physicians, staff and patients,” said Larry Bowe, chief executive of Providence Holy Cross.

The new ratings system was announced today by iVantage Health Analytics, a newly formed healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The iVantage Hospital Strength Index is designed to provide hospitals with balanced scorecards and comparable ratings of their performance as they begin implementing mandates of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

According to iVantage, the index offers hospital leaders an objective way to measure their relative performance among their competitors and across 56 different performance metrics.

“The Hospital Strength Index is a big deal because the process of measuring performance is more difficult than ever for administrators,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage. “We created the Hospital Strength Index to bring clarity and insight to hospital performance in an increasingly complex and competitive environment.”

The index incorporates 56 measures of performance to help identify those hospitals that are best prepared for success under the new healthcare regulations. The measures include market strength, value-based strength and financial strength as key pillars for setting new goals under health reform. Growth and long-term stability also
factor in.

With its new South Tower that opened in July, the award-winning Providence Holy Cross is a 377-bed medical center known for excellence in trauma and emergency care, cardiology, neurology, oncology, women’s services and other specialties.

Four medical centers in the five-state Providence Health & Services system were included in the iVantage’s Top 100 – Providence Holy Cross in Mission Hills; Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, Wash., and St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences in Missoula, Mont.

Seven hospitals in California were named to the list. Three are in the Los Angeles area – Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital.

 

About Providence Health & Services

Providence Health & Services, Southern California, is a Catholic, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing quality and compassionate health care and reaching out to the poor and the vulnerable in the communities it serves. Providence California operates five acute care medical centers in the Los Angeles area providing a full continuum of healthcare services: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro. The region also has numerous ancillary facilities including Hospice care, long-term care, numerous outpatient clinics and a high school. For information, visit providence.org.

 

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics, Inc., s a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The company was formed to be the parent company for Performance Management Institute LLC, The Healthcare Management Council, Inc., Health InfoTechnics, LLC, and The Ratings Guy, LLC. The businesses ultimately will consolidate assets and operations into one entity. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry. iVantage Health Analytics(TM) integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers’ timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


LOCAL BUSINESS LINKS
LOCAL BUSINESS HEADLINES
FINANCIALS OF LOCAL INTEREST
MARKETS & METALS
NASDAQ6210.19  chart +0.08%
S&P 5002415.82  chart +0.03%
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Bank Santa Clarita15.60  chart +2.23%
Biosolar, Inc.0.042  chart +13.51%
Sierra Bancorp25.17  chart -0.36%
Cu Bancorp (ca)36.20  chart -0.69%
Enable Ipc Corp0.0007  chart -12.50%
Flex Ltd. - Ordinary Shares16.96  chart -0.99%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Mannkind Corporation1.52  chart +7.04%
Mission Vly Bcp Ca12.75  chart +0.00%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated107.98  chart -0.15%
Tejon Ranch Co20.58  chart +1.43%
Us Energy Initiative0.0006  chart +20.00%
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.9.45  chart +2.16%

Apple Inc.153.61  chart -0.17%
At&t Inc.38.12  chart -0.29%
Autonation, Inc.39.27  chart +0.95%
Best Buy Co., Inc.58.97  chart -3.72%
Big Lots, Inc.49.79  chart +2.94%
Barnes & Noble, Inc.6.80  chart -0.73%
Brady Corporation37.25  chart +2.62%
Boston Scientific Corporation27.32  chart +0.22%
N/a24  chart +0.00%
Cbre Group Inc Class A34.39  chart -0.03%
Carnival Corporation63.36  chart +0.94%
Comcast Corporation40.91  chart +1.41%
Costco Wholesale Corporation177.86  chart +1.79%
Curtiss-wright Corporation89.33  chart +0.07%
Cvs Health Corporation76.64  chart +0.91%
Cemex, S.a.b. De C.v. Sponsored8.38  chart +0.24%
D.r. Horton, Inc.33.11  chart -0.33%
Walt Disney Company (the)108.41  chart +1.06%
Edison International79.96  chart +0.01%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class 57.52  chart -0.05%
Home Depot, Inc. (the)154.90  chart -1.00%
Kb Home21.32  chart +0.09%
Kroger Company (the)29.45  chart +0.72%
Lennar Corporation Class A51.53  chart -0.39%
Laboratory Corporation Of Ameri140.10  chart -1.20%
Linn Energy Llc Unit Repstg Ltd0.096  chart +0.00%
Linn Co Llc Com Shs Repstg Ltd 0.0431  chart +0.00%
Lowe's Companies, Inc.80.91  chart -0.52%
Marriott International106.90  chart +0.35%
Mcdonald's Corporation149.86  chart +0.05%
Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group,6.24  chart -0.48%
Netflix, Inc.162.43  chart -0.38%
Office Depot, Inc.5.04  chart +0.00%
Rite Aid Corporation3.67  chart -0.81%
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.27.35  chart +0.00%
Regal Entertainment Group Class20.62  chart +2.38%
Ross Stores, Inc.63.52  chart +0.83%
Republic Services, Inc.63.07  chart +0.37%
N/aN/A  chartN/A
Starbucks Corporation63.30  chart +0.64%
Smart & Final Stores, Inc.13.05  chart -0.76%
Sears Holdings Corporation7.78  chart -8.25%
Six Flags Entertainment Corpora60.85  chart -0.29%
Sonova N159.70  chart -0.13%
Staples, Inc.8.98  chart -0.88%
Sunpower Corporation7.95  chart -3.40%
Target Corporation54.40  chart +0.37%
Time Warner Cable Inc209.56  chart -0.21%
Ulta Beauty, Inc.302.40  chart +3.19%
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.81.25  chart +0.62%
Waste Connections, Inc.94.39  chart +0.63%
Whole Foods Market, Inc.35.12  chart -0.57%
Waste Management, Inc.71.84  chart +0.38%
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.78.13  chart -0.23%
Woodward, Inc.68.29  chart -0.47%
CURRENCY CONVERTER

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Upcoming arts and cultural events in the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of May 29-June 1.
May 29-June 1: Santa Clarita Arts Upcoming Events
The Lancaster JetHawks scored three runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to come from behind and knock off the Inland Empire 66ers, 7-6, on Sunday afternoon at The Hangar.
JetHawks Win in Wild Walk-off Rally
Saugus High School graduating seniors James Klipfel and Diego Rumer received the first two Rod Bennett Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund awards at the school's 2017 senior honors ceremony on Tuesday night, May 16.
Saugus High Seniors Win First Rod Bennett Scholarships
1987 - Director John Landis acquitted of charges in deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors on Valencia set of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
1971 - Community preview night (pre-grand opening), Magic Mountain [story]
West Ranch High School dedicated their new Wall of Honor on Friday, which was produced by four West Ranch High School ASB students.
West Ranch High School Unveils Wall of Honor
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, the SCV Senior Center honored those who gave their life in service. Plus, SCVi students are building a "tiny house" for a homeless veteran. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, May 26, 2017
Fourth and fifth graders at Santa Clarita Valley International School are asking for the community’s assistance over Memorial Day weekend with fundraising for a “tiny house” they are building for a homeless veteran.
SCVi Students Raising Funds for Tiny House for Homeless Vet
Plambeck's objective, plain and simple, has always been about stopping development by any means possible. Her strategy involves multiple delay tactics, the worst being groundless litigation.
Chicken Little, Part 2 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, roars into June with a unique lineup of events including a classic Volkswagen car show, James Bond-themed SENSES Block Party and monthly variety show. Old Town Newhall is the hot spot on Thursday nights so grab your friends and family and come down for some fun.
Thursdays@Newhall June Lineup: Classic Volkswagen, James Bond, more
A feeling of delightful gratification for a mentor typically comes about when seeing a mentee develop and realize success. Their reward is in victories the students achieve, which are often seen as a measure of the instructor’s own success, positive influence and guidance. Such is the story of Dr. Luis S. Garcia and the Education Based Incarceration program.
Inmate Earns Doctoral Degree While in L.A. County Jail System
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging leadership convened at the future location of the new Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and announced that only $2.3 million additional fundraising dollars needed to be raised before construction could begin on the Center.
New SCV Senior Center Waits on $2.3 Mil.
Peter Lambert tossed eight strong innings, but the San Jose Giants came from behind to knock off the JetHawks, 4-2, in the rubber game of the series on Thursday night at The Hangar.
San Jose Giants Beat JetHawks 4-2 Thursday
Ninety percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. It takes 10 minutes or less to learn how to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. The County of Los Angeles Emergency Medical Services Agency, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the American Heart Association are once again coordinating free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 1, at over 50 sites across Los Angeles County to help improve cardiac survivability.
June 1: L.A. County Coordinates Sidewalk CPR Day
When Jeanny Olivares, 22, crosses the stage on Friday, June 2, for College of the Canyons’ Commencement, she will be receiving two associate degrees in marketing and accounting, which she earned in a year-and-a-half’s time.
COC Grad Earns Two Degrees While Facing Adversity
1907 - John Wayne born in Iowa; got start in movies filmed in Placerita Canyon [watch one]
The CLWA-NCWD merger is not a takeover, as Plambeck repeatedly insists. It is the product of months of discussion between two willing parties, which could be terminated at any time by either party or both parties.
Chicken Little, Part 1 | Commentary by Dan Masnada
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, deputies and volunteers trained for an active shooter situation at The Masters University Thursday morning. Plus, a girl is fighting for her life, leaving her family asking the community for blood donations to help her survive. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, May 25, 2017
Dr. Steven J. Golightly, Director of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD), was recognized on May 22 for his Department’s innovative efforts to improve child support services for L.A. County residents and his zeal for developing future leaders for government service to the public.
County Child Support Services Director Receives Excellence in Government Award
Motown in Town is back on Sunday, June 25 from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
June 25: Motown in Town 2 at the Hyatt
Hot on the heels of the original Silicon Valley and the more recently named Silicon Beach, the current buzz is all about the Silicon Suburb or Santa Clarita Valley.
Business Incubator Tenant Selected for Festival of Creativity in Cannes
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bill (SB 792), a measure to establish an oversight commission for Los Angeles County Measure B trauma funding has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.
Oversight of LA County Trauma Care Dollars Given Green Light
Princess Cruises has debuted its 2018-2019 Exotics program which will take guests to culturally rich and iconic cruise destinations around the globe.
Princess Cruises Debuts 2018-2019 Exotics Sailings
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces that Senate Bills 634 (SB 634), a measure which would create a new water district in the Santa Clarita Valley, cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed to the Senate floor for consideration.
SCV Water Agency Merger Bill Clears Senate Panel
During a nighttime operation, SCV Sheriffs deputies and detectives made contact with several individuals which resulted in three arrests for warrants and narcotics related offenses.
SCV Sheriff’s Deputies, Detectives Conduct Nighttime Commercial Burglary Suppression
The Castaic Lake Water Agency Water Resources Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Water Division.
June 1: CLWA Water Resources Committee Meeting
In celebration of its 10th year anniversary, the College of the Canyons literary and arts magazine cul-de-sac will release its annual volume at a special reception on Friday, May 26, which will include readings from students.
May 26: COC Literary Magazine Celebrates a Decade of Artistry
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on May 27, 2017 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.
May 27: SCV Sheriff’s Deputies Conducting Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation
The next New Heights panel will focus on "The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Grant Writing" and will be on July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Centre.
July 12: New Heights Discusses Effective Grant Writing
The San Jose Giants rallied late and pulled away for an 11-7 victory over the Lancaster JetHawks in a back-and-forth game on Wednesday night at The Hangar.
JetHawks Fall to San Jose Giants
Wildflower lovers are split into two camps: One camp likes the purple color of the flowers, while the other quickly points out everything that's wrong with this non-native, invasive species.
The Prickly One
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) motorcyclist that collided with a truck on Interstate 5 in the early hours of Tuesday morning is recovering at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, a spokesman said.
LAPD Motorcyclist in “Serious” Condition after Tuesday’s I-5 Collision
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an update on the LAPD motorcyclist that collided with a truck on the I-5 Tuesday morning. Plus, Castaic Middle School students get a glimpse at a career in animal training. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, May 24, 2017
An 8-year-old Santa Clarita girl is fighting for her life Wednesday, leaving her family asking the community for blood donations to help her survive.
8-Year-Old Girl in Need of Blood Donations