Kansas and Nevada hospitals rank among top five percent of U.S. hospitals
for clinical outcomes
Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, members of Prime Healthcare, achieved the Healthgrades
2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, a distinction that places
them among the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide.
Time and time again, these hospitals distinguish themselves as among the
best in the nation. This year marks the third consecutive year for Saint
Mary’s and the fourth for Providence to receive this award.
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information
about physicians and hospitals, rated hospitals for their performance
in 32 of the most common conditions and procedures, including heart attack,
heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke.
“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of researching
hospitals and finding the best organization to meet their healthcare needs,”
said Healthgrades Chief Medical Officer Brad Bowman, MD, “Especially
in this era of COVID-19, we commend the recipients of the Healthgrades
America’s Best Hospitals Awards for their commitment to providing
superior outcomes and keeping their communities safe.”
Healthgrades explored how the top hospitals have consistently delivered
better than expected outcomes and tackled the challenges of quality improvement.
It found that the top 250 hospitals embraced similar strategies, including
adopting a true patient-centered 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 quest for continuous quality improvement.
“Providence and Saint Mary’s have an unwavering dedication
to clinical and service excellence, consistently exceeding standards for
patient-centered quality care,” said Sunny Bhatia, MD, the CEO of
Prime Region I and Corporate Chief Medical Officer. “The leaders,
physicians, and staff of these hospitals deserve accolades for continuing
to provide extraordinary care and outcomes for our patients, especially
in the midst of the pandemic.”
Patients treated in hospitals named as Healthgrades America’s Best
Hospitals have, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of dying than if
they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award. If all
hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to Healthgrades America’s
Best Hospitals, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved, according
“This is the fourth year in a row that Providence has received this
distinction,” says Karen Orr, RN, MSN, CEO of Providence Medical
Center, “Given COVID-19, recognition like this has never been more
relevant. When you look at the statistics behind this award, this designation
translates into actual saved lives in our community.” Among other
recent national awards, Providence Medical Center, a 400-bed community
hospital, was named to the 2020
Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list and received an ‘A’ grade in the fall 2020
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
With a 112-year history, Saint Mary’s offers Northern Nevada inpatient,
outpatient, ancillary, and wellness services. Nationally recognized and
accredited by the Joint Commission, as well as named one of America’s “100 Top Hospitals” by IBM Watson Health, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering a top-rated Center for Cancer,
surgical and orthopedic services, and an award-winning Cardiology program.
“High-quality outcomes require a culture of excellence and the commitment
of staff and physicians working together,” said Tiffany Coury, CEO
of Saint Mary’s Health Network. “This is the third consecutive
year that we’ve received this wonderful recognition, and our team
should feel so good about what we’ve accomplished for our patients.
Our people is what makes Saint Mary’s the highest-rated acute-care
hospital in Nevada and among the top in the nation.”
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