Las Vegas, NV – Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. 

This award is in partnership with Fortune as well as Merative. Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance. 

“Being named as one of the best hospitals in the country is a testament to the type of people we have working here,” said Alexis Mussi, Chief Executive Officer for Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center.  “To be recognized for the care we provide to our neighbors every single day, shows what a truly special place Southern Hills is.” 

Since Southern Hills Hospital opened in 2004, the facility has continued to expand and lead the way in healthcare for Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Southern Hills was the first hospital to open a freestanding emergency room, ER at the Lakes. Southern Hills also continues to grow with the needs of Las Vegas for example, the opening of an 80 bed behavioral health unit, and has been the first to bring multiple innovative surgical and other procedures to Southern Nevada. Beyond that, the hospital has been recognized as ‘Best Hospital in Las Vegas’ multiple times. 

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates Southern Hills Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients. 

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components:  1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures.   

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About the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® List

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

About Merative

Merative is a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, including providers, payers, life sciences companies and governments. With trusted technology and human expertise, the company works with clients to drive real progress. Merative helps clients orient information and insights around the people they serve to improve healthcare delivery, decision making and performance. Formerly IBM Watson Health, Merative became a new standalone company as part of Francisco Partners in 2022. Learn more at