Prime Healthcare supplies more than 200,000 COVID vaccines
Ontario, California, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Prime Healthcare hospitals across the United States have made incredible strides in immunizing the communities they serve, delivering doses of hope to more than 200,000 people. Prime Healthcare is one of the largest healthcare systems in the country with 46 hospitals in 14 states.
This remarkable effort by the nearly 50,000 physicians and Prime employees has served communities across the country, including epicenters from New Jersey to California. This service is an extension of Prime’s commitment to serving communities and providing quality care to all patients.
Prime hospitals have treated and tested nearly 500,000 patients since the start of the pandemic. “Prime Healthcare has been at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, with hospitals in some of the worst affected communities across the country, from New Jersey to Michigan and California,” said Kavitha Bhatia, MD, MMM, FAAP, President and President of Prime Healthcare Foundation and Chief Medical Officer of Strategy, Prime Healthcare. “Now, being able to offer the vaccine to these same communities changes lives, offers much needed hope and helps promote health equity. Throughout this pandemic, our selfless frontline caregivers and staff have lived our mission to save lives and bring compassionate, quality care to communities. “
Prime’s national immunization campaign has benefited communities as diverse as rural Alabama and urban New Jersey, from Atlanta to Las Vegas. Major hospitals have partnered with states and counties on successful immunization programs, as well as individual outreach programs, awareness campaigns and grassroots immunization campaigns with the participation of community stakeholders, local governments, health clinics and affiliated medical practices.
Prime’s immunization campaigns also serve the system’s commitment to advance health equity. At St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., Located in a major epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in one of Southern California’s most vulnerable and underserved areas, the hospital, as part of a historic partnership with city, county, state, and community groups, was able to immunize thousands of South Los Angeles residents and helped the city of Lynwood achieve a 50 percent vaccination rate by the end of May, much higher than the surrounding communities.
“A critical collaboration between St. Francis Medical Center, City of Lynwood, County of Los Angeles, SELA Collaborative, Lynwood Unified School District and with President Anthony Rendon’s office has provided vaccines to over 1,500 people. who live or work in the town of Lynwood. Our collaborative efforts have the potential to immunize another 2,000 people who desperately need this life-saving vaccine, ”said Lynwood Mayor Marisela Santana. “This moment in our history has not been easy, but St. Francis Medical Center has worked hard. to keep its doors open to continue serving the residents of all the communities that depend on it. “
To find your local Prime Healthcare Hospital and Immunization Clinic, visit www.primehealthcare.com
About Prime Healthcare and the Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is a award-winning healthcare system operating 46 hospitals and more than 300 ambulatory care centers in 14 states, providing more than 2.6 million patient visits per year. It is one of the country’s leading healthcare systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fifteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for its award-winning quality care and was named one of the Top 10 and Top 15 Healthcare Systems by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “Top 100 Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other healthcare system in the past six years. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com
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