MountainView Hospital is Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

By | Press Release, Recognition

MountainView Hospital has received three consecutive ‘A’ ratings from the Leapfrog Group

MountainView Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing MountainView Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. This is the third ‘A’ in a row that MountainView Hospital has received from the Leapfrog Group.

The Leapfrog Group is 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.

 “Receiving a third A Hospital Safety grade demonstrates the deep commitment of MountainView Hospital and its employees to the safer care of our patients,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “This third consecutive Grade A recognizes that MountainView, as a busy, acute-care teaching hospital, can maintain the achievement of the highest ranking in patient safety and harm reduction strategies.”

“A hospitals show us their leadership 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.

MountainView Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the Fall 2019 update. To see MountainView Hospital’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. 

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996, including most recently The Leapfrog Group’s Grade A for fall 2018, and was named a Top Teaching Hospital in 2018.  MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. The Sunrise Health Medical Education Consortium, based at MountainView, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.

MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care center and hospital based emergency rooms, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

 

 

Henderson Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

By | Press Release, Recognition

Hospital awarded three consecutive ‘A’ Grades

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.

Henderson Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade today, when Leapfrog announced grades for the fall 2019 update. To see Henderson Hospital’s full grade details, learn how employers can help, and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. 

About Henderson Hospital
Henderson Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of six acute care hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located in Henderson, NV, this acute care hospital offers emergency care, surgical services, including an outpatient surgery center, cardiovascular care, women’s health and maternity services, including a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, outpatient wound care and a freestanding emergency department. Henderson Hospital has received multiple patient safety awards from The Leapfrog Group in 2018 and 2019, including its Top General Hospital award, which is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. In spring 2019, Henderson Hospital was also awarded its second consecutive “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group. 

 

MountainView Hospital is a Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades in Numerous Patient Care Areas

By | Press Release, Recognition

MountainView Hospital Excels in cardiac, neurosciences, pulmonary, critical care and labor & deliver outcomes according to Healthgrades

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. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996, including most recently The Leapfrog Group’s Grade A for fall 2018, and was named a Top Teaching Hospital in 2018.  MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. The Sunrise Health Medical Education Consortium, based at MountainView, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.

MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care center and hospital based emergency rooms, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

MountainView Hospital 3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

 

Southwest Medical’s Diana Quach Earns ‘Bowl of Hygeia’ Award

By | Recognition

Diana Quach, Pharm.D. (doctor of pharmacy) and clinical pharmacy manager at Southwest Medical Pharmacy, was recently presented with the 2019 “Bowl of Hygeia Award” at the annual meeting of the Nevada Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The award was established in 1958 and is managed through a cooperative of pharmacy associations including the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the APhA Foundation. 

This award recognizes one pharmacist in each participating state who possesses outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities and encourages pharmacists to take active roles in their communities. The award is presented annually by the state pharmacy association and is considered one of the profession’s most prestigious awards.

 

 

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes MountainView Hospital

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MountainView Hospital is named a High Performing Hospital among an elite group of hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

 The U.S. News & World Report has named MountainView Hospital as a High Performing Hospital, in the areas of Heart Failure and COPD, for 2019/2020. Of more than 4,500 hospitals that underwent rigorous analysis, fewer than 1,500 qualified for any type of award.

The U.S. News & World Report generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals to help patients decide where to receive their medical care. Rankings includes ratings in various adult medical specialties and procedures or conditions. The “High Performing Hospitals” emblem recognizes excellence in one or more types of medical care 

To be ranked nationally in a specialty, a hospital must excel in treating and caring for the most medically complex and severe patients. The publication evaluates hospitals in certain procedures and conditions, and assigns each hospital a rating of high performing, average or below average in each procedure or condition. MountainView Hospital has achieved the highest rating possible in two procedures or conditions: Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

“This reputable recognition of the care we provide for patients undergoing heart failure and COPD continues to remind us that every day is about our patients,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “We thank and congratulate our care teams for their consistent dedication to our patients and the quality of their care and safety.

In each of the specialties, procedures, and conditions U.S. News & World Report evaluated, only 10 percent to 26 percent of hospitals were rated High Performing. With the more than 4,500 hospitals that underwent the publication’s rigorous analysis, fewer than 1,500 qualified for any type of award at all. MountainView Hospital is among the elite 33 percent that earned an award.

 

Dr. Nilesh “Neil” Gokal Awarded an Honorary Pi Alpha Award

By | Awards, Press Release, Recognition

Dr. Nilesh “Neil” Gokal of Southwest Medical Associates, part of OptumCare, has been awarded an honorary Pi Alpha Award by the Pi Alpha Honor Society. The recognition took place Oct. 30 as part of the physician assistant (PA) banquet held at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino for the PA students of Touro University in Henderson.

The award recognizes accomplishment in the areas of significant academic achievement, leadership, research, community/professional service, and the encouragement of a high standard of character and conduct among PA students and graduates.

“Southwest Medical has ongoing health care provider pathway programs designed in partnership with local health care educators, including our PA Pathways program with Touro University,” said Dr. Robert McBeath, president and CEO of Southwest Medical. “This award is a very gratifying recognition of his education and effort in integrating medical students into professional practice within our community.”

 The Pi Alpha Honor Society was organized in 2004 by the Association of Physician Assistant Programs and is the nonprofit division of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).

Dr. Gokal is the medical director of clinical education for Southwest Medical Associates, as well as a family medicine practitioner in Southern Nevada. He is also an adjunct clinical faculty member for the UNLV School of Medicine and pending affiliation with Roseman University.

 

OptumCare Orthopaedics and Spine Adds Two New Health Care Providers

By | New Hires, Press Release, Recognition

OptumCare Orthopaedics and Spine has added two new physicians to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas community:

Benjamin Hansen, MD, joins OptumCare Orthopaedics and Spine (4750 W. Oakey Blvd.) as an adult joint reconstruction orthopedic surgeon.

Karen Nelson, DO, joins OptumCare Orthopaedics and Spine (4750 W. Oakey Blvd.) as a trauma physician.

 

OptumCare Cancer Care Adds Six New Health Care Providers

By | Press Release, Recognition

OptumCare Cancer Care has added six new physicians to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas community:

Foluso Ogunleye, MD, joins OptumCare Cancer Care (2300 W. Charleston Blvd.) as a physician in medical oncology.

Pamela Kurtzhals, MD, FACS, joins OptumCare Cancer Care (2300 W. Charleston Blvd.) as a breast surgeon in the Breast Care department.

Carlos Araujo, MD, joins OptumCare Cancer Care (2300 W. Charleston Blvd.) as a physician in medical oncology.

Tamara Komes, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, joins OptumCare Cancer Care (2300 W. Charleston Blvd.) as an advanced practice nurse.

Rachael Taylor, MSN, APRN, joins OptumCare Cancer Care (2300 W. Charleston Blvd.) as an advanced practice nurse.

 

Karen Iglesias Joins Cure 4 The Kids Foundation as Vice President of Philanthropy

By | Press Release, Recognition, Uncategorized

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is proud to announce that Karen Iglesias has joined the organization as vice president of philanthropy. This is a newly created position at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and reflects an expanded effort to increase community partnerships that will help the organization to broaden its services, treatments, and research.

Ms. Iglesias is highly experienced working among nonprofit organizations in Southern Nevada. She has held positions at some of Southern Nevada’s best-known charities, including president and CEO, director of development and most recently as senior regional director of philanthropy at the American Cancer Society. In this position, she was responsible for management and oversight of all significant philanthropic efforts with a focus on funding cancer research and access to care across six-states in the Western Region of the United States.

“I have no doubt that Karen’s incredible skill and experience in the philanthropy world will be an incredible benefit to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation — and it comes at a crucial time for our organization,” said Annette Logan-Parker, president & CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Our strategic plan is bold and includes creating new treatment pathways, expansion of our clinic, as well as adding new services, some of which will have a philanthropy component.”

“I am truly blessed to be here at Cure 4 The Kids, working alongside these outstanding healthcare professionals, supporting local families fighting pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases,” said Iglesias. “I’m excited to bring my years of experience in the cancer space to engage our community’s support in expanding life-saving treatment and services for these brave children and the families who love them.”

About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation:
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding scale basis. No patient is ever turned away from treatment for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org