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Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Fortune and Premier’s PINC AI™

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Sequoia Hospital demonstrated lower inpatient mortality rates, with fewer readmissions and complications.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (April 18, 2024) – Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital today was identified as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI™, the technology and services brand of Premier, Inc., and reported by Fortune.

To create the list, an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data was conducted to identify the top hospitals in the United States. The primary purpose of the PINC AI™ 100 Top Hospitals® program is to inspire hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to patients and communities. The program leverages transparent, unbiased data to help inform strategies for sustained performance. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study, and award recipients do not pay to market their honor.

"Recognized among the nation's elite, Sequoia Hospital secures its place as one of the esteemed 100 Top Hospitals®, a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care,” said Bill Graham, President, Sequoia Hospital. “We celebrate this achievement with gratitude to our exceptional staff and the patients who inspire us every day."

100 Top Hospitals® Program Performance
This year, based on comparisons between the study’s top performers and a peer group of similar hospitals, the analysis found that the top performers of the 100 Top Hospitals® program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to peer hospitals, this year’s top performers had:

  • 39 percent fewer inpatient deaths than peer hospitals.
  • 26.6 percent fewer patients with complications.
  • 30.6 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
  • A 21.1 percent lower inpatient expense per discharge.
  • 0.5-day shorter average length of stay.
  • Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 73 percent versus 67 percent for peer hospitals.

“Hospitals and health systems continue to recognize the vital importance of performance improvement for high-quality patient care, proving value and enabling the innovations that drive healthcare forward,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s Chief Operating Officer and the leader of PINC AI™. “The transparent, non-biased and actionable data this study provides helps leaders make informed decisions for change and proves that Sequoia Hospital excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”

About the Study
The PINC AI™ 100 Top Hospitals® program focuses on short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of patients. Researchers evaluated 2,601 short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals and health systems. All research was based on the following public data sets: Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, and data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Compare website. For complete methodology details, please review the study here.

Eligible hospitals are ranked for performance across 10 measures within five domains. Final rank is determined based on performance for all individual measures. To allow for fair comparison, hospitals are stratified and then ranked within five separate peer groups with a predetermined number of high-performing hospitals: major teaching hospitals (15 facilities), teaching hospitals (25 facilities), large community hospitals (20 facilities), medium community hospitals (20 facilities), and small community hospitals (20 facilities).


About Dignity Health
Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at


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Thursday, April 18, 2024

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