Eisenhower health to be named in honor roll for opioid care, maternity care and patient safety

RANCHO MIRAGE —Cal Hospital Compare (CHC), a nonprofit organization that provides Californians with hospital performance ratings, announced its statewide honor rolls for opioid care, maternity care and patient safety. Of the more than 350 hospitals in California, only nine earned honor roll status, Eisenhower Health being one of them.

“These multiple recognitions by Cal Hospital Compare demonstrate Eisenhower Health’s continued commitment to safe patient care, and we are especially honored to earn recognitions for maternity, one of our newest areas of care, and for our management of opioids, which we recognize as an area of concern across our country,” Martin Massiello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisenhower Health, said in a statement.

Opioid Care Honor Roll
CHC named Eisenhower Health to its superior tier of this year’s Opioid Care Honor Roll — the only Coachella Valley hospital to have sustained its superior ranking for at least two years.

The Opioid Care Honor Roll recognizes 85 California hospitals for meeting performance standards in opioid stewardship. Each participating hospital submitted a self-assessment covering questions across four domains of care: safe and effective opioid use, identifying and treating patients with opioid use disorder, overdose prevention, and applying opioid management best practices.

“Through the steadfast efforts of our Opioid Stewardship Committee, we have embarked on an impactful journey,” Eduardo Javier, MD, Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Eisenhower Health, said in a ststemen. “Our purpose is clear: to address opioid use disorder with compassion and to curtail the tragic toll of opioid misuse in Riverside County. By breaking down barriers to care, dispelling the shadows of stigma, and embracing evidence-based practices, we extend a helping hand to those seeking recovery. Our providers are equipped with the knowledge and tools to exercise judicious opioid prescribing, cementing our dedication to holistic well-being. As we revel in this achievement, we stand reminded that our mission of healing, empowerment, and community betterment continues with vigor.”

Maternity Care Honor Roll
CHC’s Maternity Care Honor Roll recognizes 107 California hospitals that met the 23.6% statewide target for births via cesarean sections in first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. According to CHC, overuse of C-sections can result in higher rates of complications for both mothers and newborns. CHC reports that California hospitals have made progress in lowering C-section rates in recent years, avoiding an estimated 36,852 C-sections from 2016 to 2023.

Patient Safety Honor Roll
Statewide, the Patient Safety Honor Roll recognizes 82 adult, acute-care hospitals with high safety profiles. Hospitals were evaluated using objective, publicly available safety measures across various domains, including hospital-acquired infections, adverse patient safety events, sepsis management, patient experience and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

Recently, Eisenhower Health earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and an ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog, but also U.S. News & World Report ranked Eisenhower Health as the number one hospital in the Inland Empire.

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