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Huntington Beach Hospital Converts to Not-for-Profit Facility

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Services donated Huntington Beach Hospital, an award-winning, 131-bed acute care hospital located in Huntington Beach, to the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity as of Jan. 1 and free of any existing debt.

The move will allow Huntington Beach Hospital to broaden its reach in the community and continue to serve its needs.

"Prime Healthcare has always been committed to the communities it serves," said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Prime Healthcare's Chairman of the Board and founder of the Prime Healthcare Foundation. "The decision to convert Huntington Beach Hospital to a not-for-profit hospital was based on our desire to better serve the residents and the surrounding communities who rely on the hospital for quality healthcare."

Huntington Beach Hospital has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission for two consecutive years, one of only 241 hospitals nationwide that achieved this distinction two years in a row.

"This is about providing our residents with the best medical care," said Hassan Alkhouli, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Huntington Beach Hospital. "With our patient-centered, physician-led model, we will continue our mission to offer compassionate and high quality healthcare to our community."

"All of us at Huntington Beach Hospital look forward to operating as a non-profit subsidiary of the Prime Healthcare Foundation and continuing to provide excellent care to all members of the community," said Sofia Abrina, Administrator/Chief Nursing Officer.

Huntington Beach Hospital
Huntington Beach Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital centrally located in Huntington Beach, California. It is staffed by 500 professional and support staff, with 300 physicians on staff. Patients treated through Huntington Beach Hospital receive the services of a large medical system in a smaller, more personal setting. The hospital has a bustling emergency department, 12 intensive care beds, digital (film-less) radiology and laboratory services; as well as comprehensive operating suites with separate GI and laboratory facilities and a cardiac laboratory. For more information please visit our website at www.hbhospital.com

Prime Healthcare Foundation
The Foundation is a non-profit public charity that was founded by Dr. Prem Reddy and his family, reflecting their commitment to give back to the communities that they serve. The Foundation owns and operates four not-for-profit hospitals – Encino Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, Montclair Hospital Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital – and is governed by an independent Board of Directors. Huntington Beach Hospital and Encino Hospital Medical Center have each been recognized as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the nation. Huntington Beach Hospital also received the ACS Midas-Platinum Quality Award in 2007. Montclair Hospital Medical Center was ranked as a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation in 2009, while Sherman Oaks Hospital has received Congressional Recognition for "Outstanding and Invaluable Service" to the community.

Prime Healthcare Services
Through their subsidiaries, Prime Healthcare Services and the non-profit Prime Healthcare Foundation have more than 15,000 employees and own and operate 20 acute-care hospitals: Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, Encino Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Montclair Hospital Medical Center, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Dimas Community Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital and West Anaheim Medical Center – in California, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center – in Nevada, Lower Bucks Hospital and Roxborough Memorial Hospital – in Pennsylvania, Dallas Medical Center, Harlingen Medical Center and Pampa Regional Medical Center – in Texas.

SOURCE Prime Healthcare Services

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