Ontario, California, March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas and the Saint Mary Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, members of Prime Healthcare, have received the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award receive. An award that ranks them among the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals rated nationwide. Time and again, these hospitals stand out as the best in the country. This year marks the third consecutive year for Saint Mary’s and fourth for Providence to receive the award.
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information on doctors and hospitals, rated hospitals for performance in 32 of the most common diseases and procedures, including heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke.
“Consumers know more than ever the importance of researching hospitals and finding the best organization to meet their health needs,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer of Healthgrades The Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals Awards for their dedication to superiority Results and the safety of their communities. “
Healthgrades looked at how the top hospitals consistently achieved better than expected results and addressed the challenges of quality improvement. It found that the top 250 hospitals followed similar strategies, including a truly patient-centric mindset that focused on engaging patients and their families and creating ambitious goals to consistently achieve superior patient outcomes. The top hospitals also recognized that all employees are stakeholders in the pursuit of continuous quality improvement.
“Providence and Saint Mary’s are relentlessly committed to excellence in clinical performance and service and consistently exceed standards for patient-centered quality care,” said Dr. Sunny Bhatia, CEO of Prime Region I and Corporate Chief Medical Officer. “The leaders, doctors and staff at these hospitals deserve the recognition for continuing to provide exceptional care and outcomes to our patients, especially amid the pandemic.”
Patients treated in hospitals recognized as Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals have, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of death than those who did not. If all hospitals as a group performed similarly to Healthgrades America’s top hospitals, it could potentially save 167,235 lives, according to Healthgrades.
“This is the fourth year in a row that Providence has received this award,” said Karen Orr, RN, MSN, CEO of Providence Medical Center. If you look at the statistics behind this award, it actually means lives saved in our community. “The Providence Medical Center, a community hospital with 400 beds, was recently included in the list of the 100 best hospitals by Fortune / IBM Watson Health 2020 and received an“ A ”grade in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in autumn 2020.
Saint Mary’s has 112 years of history providing inpatient, outpatient, relief and wellness services in northern Nevada. Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 380-bed acute care hospital that is nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission and named one of America’s Top 100 Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. It offers a world-class cancer center, surgical and surgical, orthopedic services and an award-winning cardiology program.
“High quality outcomes require a culture of excellence and the dedication of staff and clinicians working together,” said Tiffany Coury, CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network. “This is the third year in a row that we have received this wonderful recognition and our team should feel so good about what we have achieved for our patients. Our people make Saint Mary’s the top-rated acute care hospital in Nevada and the best in the country. “
For more information about how Healthgrades selects winners and more information about Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
About Prime Healthcare
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning healthcare system that operates 46 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states with over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the leading health systems in the country with nearly 50,000 employees and doctors dedicated to delivering the highest quality health care. Fifteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit nonprofit organization. Prime Healthcare, based in Ontario, California, is recognized nationwide for its award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Healthcare System by IBM Watson Health. The hospitals have been voted one of the “100 Best Hospitals” in the country 53 times and have received more Health Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past five years. More information is available at www.primehealthcare.com.
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