Members in the News: November 2019
MountainView Hospital is a Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades in Numerous Patient Care Areas
MountainView Hospital is 5-star rated for several procedures and conditions according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
The areas in which MountainView Hospital received 5-stars was:
- Cardiac: Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2020
- Critical Care:
o Recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Critical Care Excellence Award
o Names Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2020
o Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
o Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
- Labor and Delivery: Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
- Neurosciences: Five-Star Recipient of Treatment of Stroke in 2020
- Pulmonary: Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.
Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2016-2018, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided*. A 5-star rating indicates that MountainView’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
“Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “The hospitals that have been recognized as 5-star rated for specific procedures and conditions stand out above the rest for the ongoing dedication and commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients.”
“MountainView Hospital is pleased that its commitment to patient safety is recognized by outside organizations such as Healthgrades,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Chief Executive Officer. “All of these recognitions signifies our passion for providing timely, accurate, safe care to each and every patient – every time.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories.
Incline Village Community Hospital Primary Care Clinic
Tahoe Forest Health System is pleased to announce that the Incline Village Community Hospital (IVCH) Primary Care Clinic now offers walk-in and same-day appointments, seven days a week. Our physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are available to treat patients with a minor illness or injury, including:
- Cold, flu and other infections
- Sore throats and coughs
- Pulled muscles, sprains and strains
- Cuts, wounds and burns
- Skin rashes and allergic reactions
- Vaccinations and more…
The walk-in clinic is located at the Incline Health Center, 2nd Floor of Incline Village Community Hospital, on 880 Alder Ave, Incline Village, NV. To schedule a same-day appointment, call (775) 831-6200.
Henderson Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ For the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Henderson Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the acute care hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
The designation is Henderson Hospital’s third consecutive ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
The third ‘A’ grade follows The Leapfrog Group’s earlier recognition of Henderson Hospital as one of only 35 Top General Hospitals in the United States in December 2018. The Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.
“After recently celebrating our third anniversary of providing care to our community, earning this third ‘A’ grade is a nice way to kick off a new year,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director of Henderson Hospital. “Every shift, every day begins with a commitment by our hospital staff and medical staff to provide safe, high-quality healthcare. Together, we’ve built this foundation of patient safety within three years of opening, and that’s a direct reflection of our team’s duty, dedication and devotion to our patients, their families and one another.”
“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Cynthia Johnson Promoted to Chief Nursing Officer at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, Sunrise Children’s Hospital
Cynthia “Cyndi” Johnson, RN, MSN, MHA, a 40-year healthcare executive veteran and Interim Chief Nursing Officer at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been promoted to Chief Nursing Officer.
Johnson joined Sunrise Hospital in April 2019 from Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California, one of Sunrise Hospital’s partner hospitals in HCA Healthcare’s Far West Division, where she served as CNO for six years. During her Los Robles tenure, she was responsible for developing Nursing Practice Councils, implementing DAISY and Leadership Award recognition programs, and achieving American Nursing Credential Center-Pathways to Excellence Designation Certification Accreditation. Johnson’s other executive roles include: CNO, Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri; CNO, Menorah Medical Center, Overland, Kansas; and CNO, Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
“Sunrise Hospital is honored to have a patient-centered nurse executive of Cyndi’s caliber guiding our nursing program,” said Todd Sklamberg, Sunrise CEO. “Her broad scope of executive leadership includes developing work redesign teams that assist nurses in streamlining processes affecting patient care and working collaboratively with nurses and physicians to resolve care issues and more effectively improve the customer service experience.”
Johnson achieved her Master of Science in Nursing from the Research College of Nursing, Kansas City, Missouri. She holds a Master of Arts, Health Services Management from Webster University, Kansas City Missouri. Her professional affiliations include: American College of Healthcare Executives; American Organization of Nurse Executives; National Association of Female Executives; Sigma Theta Tau International; and American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National & Local.