This award signifies that the Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center is in the top 7% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services. A stroke center must be certified by the Joint Commission Stroke Certification Program as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and/or Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center to be considered for the award. It is the only award recognizing excellence in stroke care based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The methodology used to select the Downey Medical Center as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers is unique in that it evaluates 30-day stroke mortality and readmission rates and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. Hospitals must also score in the top 80% of all hospitals in percent of patients receiving Head CT scan results within 45 minutes, percent of patients receiving Thrombolytic therapy, and percent of patients receiving Stroke education. The Downey Medical Center is one of 339 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for stroke care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
This award signifies that the Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center is in the top 17% of 2,815 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics. The Downey Medical Center is one of 484 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for obstetrics across the U.S. The methodology for America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics Award is unique in that it combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in obstetric services based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
Hospitals earning the 2015 America’s Best Stroke Centers Award must be certified by the Joint Commission/ASA as an Advanced Primary Care Stroke Center or an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. The stroke center accreditation recognizes centers that meet high standards for stroke care as determined by the Joint Commission. In addition, publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and patient recommendation ratings data were included when assessing each hospital’s clinical performance.
The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the ONLY national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. Only the best hospitals selected provide obstetric services based on their exceptional scores for patient recommendation in HCAHPS surveys. Hospitals are then filtered to eliminate those with abnormal results for certain important clinical considerations, such as rates of infection or serious complications. The resulting list of over 300 award winners represents hospitals, including Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, that women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs.
For the second straight year, all 14 Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals have again received an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group in the spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score for their dedication to patient safety.
Kaiser Permanente Downey is the recipient of the Women's Choice Award for one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women's Certified. This award recognizes hospitals who demonstrate extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families.
Top overall performing medical groups five years in a row.
Kaiser Permanente Downey received the CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards, for a second year in a row. This award recognizes hospitals for outstanding performance in the areas of reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers and injuries from falls.
Kaiser Permanente Downey received an "A" Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The safety report awarded the top grade to a total of 28 Kaiser Permanente hospitals around the country.
Based on the recommendations for primary stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association's statements/guidelines for stroke care.
Kaiser Permanente Downey was ranked as a US News & World Report most connected hospital in 2011.
Kaiser Permanente Downey participates in a number of independent evaluations and analyses that provide our members and the public with reliable information to evaluate the quality of care we deliver and how our performance compares to that of other health care organizations.