Desert Springs Hospital Named Among America’s 100 Best for Coronary Intervention

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New report identifies Desert Springs Hospital among the top hospitals nationally for excellence in cardiovascular care

Desert Springs Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for coronary intervention, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

This specialty award is based upon coronary interventional procedures (angioplasty/stent), and the average of in-hospital mortality and in-hospital + 30-day mortality z-scores based on MedPAR data. The in-hospital +30 day mortality outcome accounts for 60 percent of the weight and in-hospital mortality accounts for 40 percent. 

The achievement is part of the findings released in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.

For the 2019 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found from 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award have, on average 46.0% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.  Also, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award are, on average 1.85 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

“We are very proud of the team effort it took to achieve this award,” said Ryan Jensen, CEO/Managing Director of Desert Springs Hospital. “This underscores our ongoing commitment to the rapid diagnosis, intervention, treatment and follow-up care of all cardiac patients, particularly those experiencing a heart attack and benefiting from balloon angioplasty and stent placement.”

Added Sanjay Malhotra, MD, medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab for Desert Springs Hospital, “This award is a testimony of the commitment of the staff and physicians consistently striving to improve outcomes. We would like to thank our patients from the bottom of our hearts to have the opportunity to help heal yours.”

“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for coronary intervention have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Desert Springs Hospital in the marketplace.” 

Desert Springs Hospital, located near the famous Las Vegas Strip, specializes in emergency care, advanced cardiovascular care and cardiac wraparound services such as weight-loss surgery, advanced wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, outpatient cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes education and wellness.  

Desert Springs Hospital has also been recognized for the following clinical achievements:

·         Accredited by The Joint Commission for hospital services, heart failure and primary stroke programs.

·         Earned recognition status with Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), a nursing education and consultation program focused on the care of older adults, in December 2018

·         Earned the 2018 Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award from the American Stroke Association.

·         Earned the 2018 Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Bronze Award from the American Heart Association

·         First hospital in Nevada to receive accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (formerly the Society of Chest Pain Centers). 

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 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 and the District of Columbia. 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. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/.

About Desert Springs Hospital

Desert Springs Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System (VHS), a network of six acute care hospitals caring for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located a few miles from the famous Las Vegas Strip, the 293-bed hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services including emergency care, surgical services, advanced cardiovascular care, and specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, diabetes, advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine, surgical weight loss/bariatrics, geropsychiatric services and acute inpatient rehabilitation.

February is American Heart Month

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Love your heart, it will love you back!

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. During American Heart Month, the Southern Nevada Health District encourages Southern Nevadans to work with their health care providers to learn about their heart disease risk factors and the ABCS of heart disease. The Health District’s Get Healthy Clark County website’s Million Hearts page offers tools to put the ABCS into action. In addition, information and resources are available on the Spanish-language website Viva Saludable. 

The ABCS of heart disease risk management – Aspirin therapy as directed, Blood pressure control, lower Cholesterol levels, and quitting Smoking – are steps to lower heart disease risks. By implementing changes to diet, increasing physical activity, and quitting smoking, most people can reduce some of their risk factors.

In December 2018, United Health Foundation released its “America’s Health Rankings Annual Report.” In the Health Rankings, it was reported that Nevada’s age-adjusted death rate due to all cardiovascular diseases was 294.2 per 100,000 population. The age-adjusted rate for the United States was 256.8 per 100,000 population. This disparity is also evident at the gender and race/ethnicity subpopulation levels. In Nevada, the age-adjusted death rate for cardiovascular diseases for females was 234.5 per 100,000, while the U.S. rate was 212.7. The age-adjusted rate for men was 360.0, compared to the U.S. age-adjusted rate of 310.3. The rate for Black/African Americans in Nevada who die from cardiovascular disease is 365.7 per 100,000. The U.S. rate is 327.6 per 100,000.

The Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (OCDPHP) continues its Barbershop Health Outreach Project focusing on African American men by providing blood pressure screenings, education, and resources to clients at six local barbershops. Barbershop clients who have elevated or high blood pressure, who are uninsured, or who have no primary care provider are provided with additional resources to ensure they received follow-up health care services. For more information about the Barbershop Health Outreach Project and a schedule of screenings, visit  Get Healthy Clark County Manage Your Risk/Heart Disease webpage. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of the men who die suddenly from coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. In women, approximately 64 percent who died suddenly had no previous symptoms.

The Health District also provides resources for health care providers to assist them when they are talking to patients about making better choices to improve their cardiovascular health. The Get Healthy Clark County website hosts a wealth of information for health care providers and patients. The Healthcare section of the website is home to resources including the High Blood Pressure Resource Toolkit and the Stroke Resource Toolkit.

The High Blood Pressure Toolkit includes clinical guidelines for providers and recommendations for monitoring blood pressure, self-monitoring interventions for patients, and fact sheets that health care professionals can distribute. The Stroke Resource Toolkit includes the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, treatment resources, and information sheets designed to complement provider conversations with patients and their families. The Health District also offers downloadable referral forms that list program resources for clinicians to “prescribe” to their patients. 

 

Southern Nevada Health District to Offer Express Testing for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on February 7 to increase testing and treatment among black communities. This year the Southern Nevada Health District will commemorate the day by offering free Express Testing for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia at its Sexual Health Clinic between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Testing is available on a first come, first served basis. No appointments are necessary. Express Testing is available for people who are not showing symptoms of an STD and provides same-day HIV results. STD results are available in seven to 10 days. For additional information, contact the Sexual Health Clinic at (702) 759-0702 or visit the clinic webpage.

HIV testing will also be available to the public at the annual Day of Wellness event between noon and 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park. The Health District and community partners will offer additional health screenings and services, entertainment, food, and more at this free event. For more information, contact the Horizon Ridge Clinic, (702) 675-0457 or visit www.HorizonRidgeClinic.com.

 

Roseman University of Health Sciences Appoints Nevada State Bank’s Rita Vaswani

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Roseman University of Health Sciences Appoints Nevada State Bank’s Rita Vaswani, as Chairman of the University’s Campaign for the College of Medicine

The Roseman University of Health Sciences   College of Medicine has announced Rita Vaswani as the newly appointed Chairman for the University’s campaign for the COM Breakthrough in Medicine! campaign.  In this prestigious role, Vaswani will support Roseman’s College of Medicine’s mission of educating competent, caring and ethical physicians from diverse backgrounds, conducting biomedical, translational, and clinical research, and providing quality patient-centered care, education and service to our partner communities. 

“Having someone of Rita Vaswani’s stature, integrity, and professional accomplishments heading the College of Medicine’s Breakthrough in Medicine campaign is a tremendous asset,” said Roseman University President Dr. Renee Coffman. “She has been a steadfast supporter of the University for over a decade. It’s natural that she would step up to this challenge.”

A 6-year proforma has already identified $84 million toward the College of Medicine, comprised of:  clinical revenue, research, university investment, and tuition and fees. Approximately $66 million is still needed in philanthropic funding for the College of Medicine to become accredited. Vaswani will join in leading the philanthropy and community efforts to identify donors and partners, helping to achieve this goal.

“We are pleased to welcome Rita Vaswani to Roseman University,” said Dr. Mark Penn, founding dean of Roseman College of Medicine. “She is committed to advancing our vision to serving the community as a premier, private, MD-granting medical school preparing the next generation of physicians to meet the demands and special needs of today’s patients,” said Penn. “Rita’s first priority is to lead the campaign efforts of raising $66 million for accreditation purposes. Roseman University has raised approximately $12 million in philanthropic donations. We are grateful to The Engelstad Family Foundation who kicked off the campaign with a $10 million donation.”

With more than two decades of banking experience, Vaswani is the Vice President,  Client Relationship Manager for Nevada State Bank. She also has a strong background in health care, and focuses on banking relationships primarily serving the state’s health care industry. 

Dedicated to volunteerism and her community, Vaswani serves on several medical, non-profit and advocacy boards.  Recently recently appointed to Steve Sisolak’s transition advisory committee, she is also the Founder/President of the Nevada Congressional Awards Board and a member of the National Congressional Awards Board. Additionally, Vaswani serves as an executive board member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, member of the Clark County Community Development Advisory Committee, president of the Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce, member of the Governor’s Economic Development for Nevada-India Business Development Council, and executive board member of the non-profit organization FirstMed Health & Wellness. Vaswani has also served as vice chair for the board of governors for Centennial Hills Hospital since its opening and volunteers with a medical tourism group in Nevada.

Vaswani was honored as one of the 2014, 2015 and 2018 Las Vegas’ Top 100 Women of Influence, Distinguished Women of Nevada, and Woman of the Year by the Asian Community Resource Center of Nevada.

About the Roseman University College of Medicine
Roseman University began building the foundation for its MD-granting College of Medicine in 2010. On December 13, 2013, the Board of Trustees of Roseman University unanimously approved the university’s plan to develop an allopathic medical school in Southern Nevada. The College of Medicine currently is raising the funding needed to become accredited with the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education). The two major initiatives include, expanding philanthropic outreach, and growing a medical practice, under the Roseman Medical Group (RMG). The clinical practice began in January 2018 and is a multidisciplinary medical practice which currently includes family medicine, neurology, and pediatric nephrology. The practice will expand into other medical specialties over time. The College of Medicine is housed at Roseman University’s Summerlin campus.

About Roseman University of Health Sciences

Founded in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Nevada. and South Jordan, Utah. The university is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. The university is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is an equal opportunity institution. For more information, visit www.roseman.edu.

 

About Nevada State Bank

Nevada State Bank, a division of ZB, N.A., is a full service bank offering a complete range of consumer, private and business banking services with branches statewide. Founded in 1959, Nevada State Bank serves 20 communities across the state of Nevada. ZB, N.A.’s parent company is Zions Bancorporation, which is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices (NASDAQ: ZION). For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 702.383.0009 or access www.nsbank.com.

 

 

 

Clark County Medical Society Alliance Hosts 18th Annual Spring Fashion Show on March 19

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Highly Anticipated Event Bridges Local Autism Community with Local Medical Community Transitioning Families with Autism to Adulthood

The Clark County Medical Society Alliance (CCMSA) is celebrating its 70th year of operation, and is hosting its annual Spring Fashion Show on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Event to be held on March 19th.

Now in its 18th year, the annual Spring Fashion Show is regarded as one of the premier philanthropic events in Las Vegas. Showcasing spring designs from the local favorite fashion store, VASARI located at Tivoli Village, the 2019 Spring Fashion Show will raise valuable funds for our autism community including Sunshine Nevada, UNLV Project FOCUS, and New Vista.

“We’re very excited for this year’s Spring Fashion Show,” said Kim Fonte, this year’s Spring Fashion CCMSA Co-President along with Sharlin Ahmed and Estela Hansen. “This will be CCSMA’s 70th year in operation and while this highly anticipated event allows us to further our mission to better the quality of healthcare in Southern Nevada, each year we’re particularly proud to work towards bridging our autism community with our medical community.   Those benefiting from our fund raising are three amazing organizations: Sunshine Nevada, UNLV Project FOCUS, and New Vista, who offer socialization, recreation, upper-education and housing.”

The CCMSA is a philanthropic organization steadfastly dedicated to its mission of building a healthier Southern Nevada, comprised of the spouses of physician members of the Clark County Medical Society.  CCMSA collaborates with community supporters to provide education, outreach, and support for programs and endeavors that directly improve healthcare in Nevada.

“Our organization has a long history of supporting various health related initiatives throughout Clark County,” said Michelle Volker, who is Co-Chairing the event with Ginger Allen. “We’re honored to continue this tradition by helping to bridge autism awareness/needs with our local medical community and raise funds to help transition families with autism to adulthood.

The 2019 Spring Fashion Show will be emceed by News3LV’s anchors, Dana and Kim Wagner.

Sponsors for the Spring Fashion Show include: HealthCare Partners, Nevada Heart & Vascular, Desert Radiology, West Pac Wealth Partners, Mary Thomas-Berkshire Hathaway, Achievable Behavior Strategies, Welltower, Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Valley Health System, Mercedes Benz of Henderson, Tour University Nevada. Fashion presented by Vasari.

Tickets for CCMSA Spring Fashion Show are $225 and can be purchased on the event website.

For more information, please visit the organization’s website.

The Clark County Medical Society Alliance (CCMSA) was officially chartered with the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance (NSMAA) and the national affiliate of the American Medical Association Alliance (AMAA) in 1949. CCMSA is a nonprofit service organization comprised of spouses of members of the Clark County Medical Society and American Medical Association. Primarily a service organization, CCMSA focuses on health-related needs in the community, initiating their own projects or providing volunteer hours and monetary assistance to charitable organizations or groups.

Health District Urges Measles Vaccination as Other States Continue to Report Outbreaks of the Disease

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As the state of Washington declares an emergency in response to an outbreak of measles, the Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone to ensure they and their children are appropriately immunized.

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 17 outbreaks of measles in the United States, and the Health District reported a confirmed case of measles in a patient with a history of international travel. Measles cases in the United States can occur for several reasons, including travel to a country where vaccination rates are low and where there is spread of measles in communities with pockets of unvaccinated people.

People are considered protected from the measles if they have at least one of the following:

  • Written documentation of adequate vaccination:
    • One or more doses of a measles-containing vaccine administered on or after the first birthday for preschool-aged children and adults who are not at-risk.
    • Two doses of measles-containing vaccine for school-aged children and adults at high-risk, including college students, health care personnel, and international travelers.
  • Laboratory confirmation that they had measles at some point during their life.
  • Laboratory confirmation that they are immune to measles.
  • They were born before 1957.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can cause serious health complications, especially in young children. Measles symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes, followed by a rash that typically spreads from the head to the rest of the body. Measles spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. A person can get measles just by being in a room where an infected person has been. According to the CDC, approximately one in four people in the United States who get measles will require hospitalization. The best protection against measles is the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. The MMR vaccine is given to children in two doses, at 12 months and between 4 and 6 years of age. One dose of the MMR vaccine is about 93 percent effective at preventing illness. Two doses are about 97 percent effective at preventing illness.

The Health District’s Immunization Clinics provide the MMR and additional childhood vaccines. For more information call (702) 759-0850.

Southern Nevada Health District clinic locations:

  • Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas
  • Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Arrive by 4 p.m. to allow time for processing.
  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12, Las Vegas
  • Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Arrive by 4 p.m. to allow time for processing.
  • Health District Henderson Clinic, 874 American Pacific Dr., Henderson
  • Monday—Thursday, 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.—1 p.m.
  • Closed daily 1 p.m. — 2 p.m.
  • By appointment only. Call (702) 759-0960.
  • Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Closed noon—1 p.m.
  • By appointment only. Call (702) 759-1682.

Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website: www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, YouTube: www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo, and Instagram: www.instagram.com/southernnevadahealthdistrict/. The Health District is available in Spanish on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TuSNHD. Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website: www.HealthySouthernNevada.org.

 

MountainView Hospital Opens Level III NICU

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State-of-the-art Level III NICU will care for the tiniest of patients

MountainView Hospital this week opened its new 24-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), designed with the comfort of parents, and their babies, in mind.

The new, 7,200-square-foot, 24-bed unit was specifically designed so that new parents and babies can stay together at all times. Each NICU bay has a full, pullout sleep bed to accommodate parents at the bedside.

Additionally, the unit includes all new state-of-the-art equipment, including specialized isolates for the tiniest of patients. Each bed area has the ability to meet the needs of each baby, individually allowing clinical staff to mimic the womb environment. Caregivers have the ability to provide all comfort measures for babies, including diming of lights and noise reduction flooring, all to promote growth and comfort.

“Every aspect of the new Level III NICU was designed with comfort in mind,” said Veronica Sequeira, MountainView Hospital Women’s Services Director. “Normally NICUs are cramped, with little room for privacy and rarely ever any space for overnight accommodations for parents. We wanted to change that as the first days and months are a precious time for baby and parents.”

The new unit also includes isolation rooms, as well as large, private pumping rooms for moms to provide breast milk to their baby.

“We continue to see growth in our Women’s Services department, with new parents choosing MountainView Hospital for their delivery,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “With this latest expansion, we are able to provide the highest level of care for our tiniest patients, in a warm and welcoming environment that purposely seeks to include the entire family.”

The new Level III NICU was part of a larger, phased remodel of MountainView Hospital’s Women’s Services unit, which included expanding the number of post-partum beds to 32 and was unveiled in early 2018. In late 2017, MountainView finished the remodel of its Labor & Delivery Unit, to include eight private birthing suites, four-bed triage and four antepartum rooms.

MountainView offers family-centered couple care, accommodations for partners, highly-trained OBGYN specialists and expert OBGYN nursing staff.

Sunrise Children’s Hospital Opens Dedicated Cardiac Care Unit Specializing in “Little Hearts”

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Sunrise Children’s Hospital is celebrating the opening of the only inpatient pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the Nevada today. The CICU is 12,000SF unit dedicated to the treatment of congenital heart defects, heart rhythm disturbances and heart disease in infants and children.

Each year, the multidisciplinary care team of Sunrise Children’s Hospital administers life-preserving treatment to more than 500 “little hearts”. The new unit features 14 family-friendly rooms and includes bedside cardiac-care capability to augment the work of a team of renowned pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons, intensivists and pediatric sub-specialists who are available for consultation and treatment.

The new CICU nests inside the state’s largest and most comprehensive children’s hospital that also features a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with the ability to treat the sickest children in need of the highest level of care.

“When a child or infant needs to come to Sunrise Children’s Hospital for care, there are now three critical care areas equipped with highly specialized staff and supported by a world-class medical staff who are fully committed to improving a little one’s outcome,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. “As a community dedicated to healing, a pediatric cardiac ICU replete with the right technology and the right specialists makes the most sense.”

Sunrise Children’s Hospital CICU benefits from a dedicated inpatient pediatric pharmacy. When an infant or child needs to come to the hospital for care, a Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Team is available at a moment’s notice. Specialized inpatient pediatric rehabilitation and child life specialists who help take the focus from pain and fear to healing and recovery round out the unique aspects of the service line.

 

Henderson Hospital Earns Prestigious National Award for Quality

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Selection of Top Hospitals 2018 Based on Surveys from Nearly 1,900 Hospitals

Henderson Hospital Earns Prestigious Award.

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Henderson Hospital was named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the first time. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive, and the designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Josee Gill, Director of Quality for Henderson Hospital, will attend the Top Hospital Awards Dinner and Ceremony tonight at 5:30 p.m. EST.

The Top Hospital Award comes following the hospital’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade, also from the Leapfrog Group, this fall.

“When we opened on October 31, 2016, our team understood that our culture was based on keeping patients safe during every single patient interaction, which equates to hundreds of touch points during a patient’s visit,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director. “It begins with our environment and extends to our hands-on patient care, our analysis of big data to continually find ways to improve, the behind-the-scenes work by pharmacists and nursing staff to prevent medication errors, and ongoing education with our hospital team and medical staff on policies, protocols, technology and bundles (a series of particular steps) for better outcomes.

“To receive the Top General Hospital award is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our employees and medical staff,” said Kaufman. “It is one of the greatest awards we can receive in our hospital’s young history.”

Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Henderson Hospital received a Top General Hospital distinction, recognized nationally as one of 118 hospitals:

  • 13 Top Children’s Hospitals
  • 35 Top General Hospitals (includes Henderson Hospital)
  • 17 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 53 Top Teaching Hospitals

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors based on 2018 data. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Henderson Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Henderson and other patients throughout Southern Nevada requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. The selection of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals. 

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, and outpatient wound care and hyperbaric medicine services. The ER at Green Valley Ranch, an extension of the hospital’s emergency department, opened in November 2018. Henderson Hospital was also awarded an “A” hospital safety score by the Leapfrog Group in fall 2018.

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