Fresno Surgical Hospital Earns Spot on List of “82 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know”

Fresno Surgical Hospital (FSH) announced today it was named one of the 82 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review, an industry-leading publication that reports on business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.

The 82 hospitals on this year’s list have earned recognition from various reputable sources, including Truven Health Analytics,  The Joint Commission, Press Ganey and CareChex. They have also earned high scores from CMS’ Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team chose hospitals for inclusion on the list based on those accolades.  There are 240 physician-owned hospitals in the U.S.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top physician-owned hospitals in the country,” says Kristine Kassahn, Chief Executive Officer of Fresno Surgical Hospital.  “Our founders understood the importance of providing an optimal patient experience alongside quality surgical care. That continues to be our mission today.”

According to CMS’ Hospital-Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, 88 percent of patients would recommend FSH to friends and family.  The average for California hospitals is 70 percent, while the national average is 71 percent.  Additionally, FSH has consistently earned recognition by industry benchmarking organizations as one of the top hospitals in both California and the nation for total joint replacement and prostate surgeries as well as for outstanding patient experience.

FSH provides surgical services dedicated to Orthopedic, Neurosurgery-Spine, Ophthalmology, Women’s Health, Urology, General Surgery and many other inpatient and outpatient procedures.

“We understand that patients can choose where they have a surgical procedure,” says Kassahn. “That’s why Fresno Surgical Hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality care and satisfaction at an affordable cost to patients throughout the Central Valley.”

About Fresno Surgical Hospital

Fresno Surgical Hospital is a fully-licensed, Joint Commission-accredited hospital that delivers award-winning clinical care and patient satisfaction to patients throughout Central California. The hospital was founded in 1984 by local physicians and today serves approximately 11,000 patients annually. FSH’s non-traditional, hotel-like accommodations and commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction have led the hospital to be recognized as a top performer both in the state of California and nationally. For more information, visit