Members in the News – May 2018
Northern Nevada Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, and Northern Nevada Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. NNMC was one of only three hospitals in Nevada to earn this designation.
“Patient safety and clinical care excellence has long been part of our culture and mission at Northern Nevada Medical Center,” said Alan Olive, CEO, Northern Nevada Medical Center. “Our staff have demonstrated how important it is to focus on the patient first, and those who choose our hospital will continue receiving the highest level of care offered in our region.”
Nathan Adelson Hospice, Selected for Modern Healthcare’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for 2018
Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest, oldest and only non-profit hospice, has once again been recognized nationally as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2018. Chosen by Modern Healthcare, a top national healthcare business news publication, Nathan Adelson Hospice will be recognized at an awards gala on Sept. 27 in Dallas. This is the seventh time the hospice has received this notable honor.
The award is based upon results from an organization-wide Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey filled out by Nathan Adelson Hospice employees, as well as employee comments from open-ended questions. Results of the survey were compared to national benchmarking data to identify award winners.
“Receiving this recognition once again, especially during our fortieth year of caring for Southern Nevada, is a tremendous honor,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher. “It emphasizes how important it is for us to remain committed to excellence in the workplace, so we can continue to provide the legacy of trusted care our community values in our medical professionals, staff and volunteers.”