February 05, 2016
LAS VEGAS (Feb. 5, 2016) – Southern Hills Hospital proudly announces that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Southern Hills Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in January. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with sepsis-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:
- Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
- Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
- An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
"Southern Hills Hospital is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Adam Rudd, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Southern Hills Hospital. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”
Southern Hills Hospital joins its sister hospitals, MountainView and Sunrise, in obtaining The Joint Commission Sepsis Certification, making Sunrise Health System the first hospital network in Nevada to become sepsis certified.
“Southern Hills Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with sepsis,” added Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Southern Hills Hospital for becoming a leader in sepsis care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for sepsis patients in its community.”
About Southern Hills Hospital
Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a new behavioral health (geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic, neurology and spine unit, OB-GYN, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, recognized Southern Hills Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 – the only Nevada hospital to earn this recognition for five consecutive years. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.
Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.