LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — MountainView Hospital announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award.
The distinction places MountainView Hospital in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.
“For MountainView Hospital to be named among America’s 250 Best Hospitals is an astounding achievement and a testament to the focus by all colleagues to accurate, safe care to every patient, every time,” said Julie Taylor, MountainView Hospital chief executive officer. “As we enter our second year of caring for patients amidst the backdrop of COVID-19, recognitions of these kinds are even more important and are a reflection of the committed care by all colleagues, no matter the circumstances."
“The Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award recognizes distinguished hospitals, such as MountainView, and can act as a barometer for the community on where quality care is being given that result in positive clinical outcomes.”
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.4% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved.
For example, patients treated for community-acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 38.1% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.