Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP
Chairman of the Board
Prime Healthcare Services
In 2014, Dr. Reddy was named one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives” in Health Care by Modern Healthcare magazine. This was the fourth time in six years he received this recognition. He was also named one of the “25 Top Minority Executives” in the nation in 2014 by Modern Healthcare magazine, for the third time.
In 1994, Dr. Reddy built from the ground up an 83-bed acute care hospital, Desert Valley Hospital, (now expanded to 148 beds) in Victorville, California. Desert Valley Hospital received coveted accreditation with “commendation” in its first year of operation for the high quality of its services and continues to lead all hospitals in the area with the highest survey scores.
After selling a previous company, which included Desert Valley Hospital, Dr. Reddy founded Prime Healthcare Services(“PHS”), Inc. in 2001. Dr. Reddy repurchased the-then failing Desert Valley Hospital and the Desert Valley Medical Group and turned them back into successful entities that were once again able to serve the community and provide the highest quality of care.
Among the many accolades, Prime Healthcare Services was recognized as one of the “Top 15 Health Systems” in the nation in 2013 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. This was the third time in five years that Prime Healthcare was recognized. In 2014, eight Prime Healthcare hospitals were ranked among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation. Prime Healthcare hospitals have been recognized for this award 27 times since 2003. In addition, eleven Prime Healthcare hospitals in 2013 earned national recognition as “Top Performers in Key Quality Measures” from The Joint Commission, the leading Medicare accreditation organization in the country.