HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized Providence Health & Services, which operates three hospitals in the Valley, for excellent clinical outcomes.

All three hospitals, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, received multiple five star ratings. All together, Providence hospitals in Southern California garnered 53 HealthGrades awards for quality.

According to HealthGrades, patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73 percent lower risk of mortality and a 63 percent lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals.

Tarzana received 5-star ratings for heart failure, pulmonary services, pneumonia, vascular surgery, gastro-intestinal procedures and surgery and sepsis, among others.

Holy Cross received 5-star ratings for heart failure, stroke, pulmonary services, pneumonia, GI bleeds, bowel obstruction and sepsis.

St. Joseph received 5-star ratings for coronary bypass surgery, heart failure, spine surgery, back and neck surgery and appendectomy.

“Providence is focused on excellence and that focus and the unrelenting commitment to improving care has translated into measurable superior clinical quality and patient outcomes,” said Laurence Eason, regional chief medical officer for Providence Southern California in a statement.