GLENDALE—Prime Healthcare Management, Inc, a division of Prime Healthcare Services, one of the largest hospital management companies in the U.S., has teamed up with the United Armenian Fund to deliver $2 million worth of medical equipment to hospitals in Armenia and Artsakh.
The donation includes hundreds of items including hospital beds, patient monitors, defibrillators, infusion pumps, feed pumps and a variety of life-saving and medical-necessity equipment.
“This is the first delivery in a series of donations up to $5 million,” said Michael Sarian, President of Hospital Operations at Prime Healthcare Management, Inc., an award-winning Hospital Management company that operates 26 hospitals across the U.S. “We are pleased to be able to provide much needed medical equipment to the people of Armenia and Artsakh.”
Republic of Armenia Minister of Health Dr. Terenik Doumanian has formed a special committee to select and assign the medical equipment to appropriate hospitals. The initial donation includes three 40 ft. shipping containers.
The United Armenian Fund (UAF) is the collective effort of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Relief Society, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America and Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America. Since its inception in 1989, The UAF has sent $690 million of humanitarian assistance to Armenia via 158 airlifts and 2,168 sea containers
Ontario, California-based Prime Healthcare Services (www.primehealthcare.com), with a motto of “Saving Hospitals, Saving Jobs and Saving Lives,” is one of the largest hospital companies in the nation.
Prime Healthcare was recognized as one of the “Top 15 Health Systems” in the nation in 2013, based on quality of healthcare and patient satisfaction. It is the third time in five years it has been recognized. In 2014, eight Prime Healthcare hospitals were ranked among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Prime Healthcare hospitals have earned the award 27 times. In addition, 11 Prime Healthcare hospitals earned national recognition as “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” in 2013 from The Joint Commission, the leading Medicare accreditation organization in the country.
Through their subsidiaries, Prime Healthcare Services and the non-profit Prime Healthcare Foundation have more than 30,000 employees and own and operate 25 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; Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital – in Kansas; Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center – in Nevada; Lower Bucks Hospital and Roxborough Memorial Hospital – in Pennsylvania; Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island – in Rhode Island; Dallas Medical Center, Harlingen Medical Center, Knapp Medical Center and Pampa Regional Medical Center – in Texas.