Palomar Health has been named among the top 20 percent of small health systems in the U.S., according to a study by Truven Health Analytics in Modern Healthcare Magazine.
Palomar Health received a high rating because of lower mortality and complication rates, close following of protocol for core measures, lower 30-day readmission rates, lower emergency wait times, efficiency in releasing patients and overall quality of patient care.
“We at Palomar Health are extremely proud of being designated among the top 20 percent of health systems of similar size,” said Robert A. Hemker, President & CEO of Palomar Health. “We work hard to improve upon the standards of excellence that the Truven Analytics report measures and these are reflected in our core values of patient first, compassionate care, professionalism, and the highest and most innovative quality of care.”
The Truven study mainly focuses on the impact of managerial excellence.
Palomar Health is the most comprehensive health care system in Northern San Diego County. It is also the first California member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Palomar has 500,000 residents and has several facilities including hospitals in Escondido and Poway and expresscare health clinics in Escondido, San Elijo Hills and Temecula and a skilled nursing facility in Poway.