Breakthroughs Spring 2015

April 06, 2015

Letter from the Chief Executive

I’m delighted to announce that Providence Saint John’s Health Center has been named a Healthgrades® America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ for nine years in a row—2007 to 2015. America’s 50 Best Hospitals are the top 1% of hospitals in the nation for providing overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures consistently for a minimum of seven consecutive years. Saint John’s is the only hospital in California to earn this distinction for nine consecutive years and only one of 11 hospitals nationwide to do so.

This designation has real meaning for our patients. It conveys that we are dedicated to quality and excellence and have put the people, protocols and technology in place to achieve the highest standards of hospital care day in and day out. It also means that we pay attention to details and value the small things, such as a welcoming smile from the volunteer at the front desk, the quality of our food and the education programs we provide the community.

In this issue of Breakthroughs, you can read about the people who make Saint John’s what it is today. The cover story on acclaimed jockey Gary Stevens and his treatment by one of our top-ranked orthopedic surgeons is testimony to our commitment to innovation. You can also read, in the stories on radiation oncology and the Doctors of Saint John’s medical group, about how having good doctorpatient relationships translates to good care. And the story on our hospital’s “clean team” shows how we value teamwork. 

We hope you enjoy this issue, and we stand by to meet your health care needs.

With utmost respect,


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