Las Vegas, NV — Southern Hills Hospital has been presented with the 2014 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Leader award for demonstrating excellence in patient safety and engagement.

The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network recruits and provides training and technical assistance to individual Nevada hospitals to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based clinical practices that improve patient care and safety. Network members include short-term acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and in-patient hospice.

“The staff at Southern Hills Hospital is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our ongoing collaborations with the Nevada Hospital Engagement Network. We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Kimball Anderson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Southern Hills Hospital.

The scoring system was based on national Partnership for Patients HEN evaluation criteria. The facilities have to improve hospital-acquired conditions, align measures to HEN-specific measurement strategies, participate in Nevada HEN activities, establish and adhere to patient and family engagement practices and policies, and show leader engagement.

“The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Southern Hills Hospital for its commitment to patient and family engagement practices, and its efforts to reduce several hospital-acquired conditions in our state’s hospitals,” said Lori Isaacs, HEN manager at HealthInsight Nevada.

The Partnership for Patients is an initiative sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center focused on the improvement of the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. The goals of the Partnership for Patients Initiative are to reduce several hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent, including pressure ulcers, falls, infections and readmissions. The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network is one of only 26 national organizations chosen to participate in this landmark campaign.

About Southern Hills Hospital

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 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.

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