May 10, 2022
Las Vegas, NV – Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center is proud to rank #1 in the state of Nevada for Pulmonary Care, according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades. Additionally, Southern Hills ranks in the Top 3 for Critical Care.
Healthgrades is the leading resource connecting consumers, physicians, and health systems. For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide focusing on eight key specialties across a mix of chronic, urgent, and planned clinical areas.
“At Southern Hills we are proud of the care we offer to the Las Vegas Valley and beyond, and to be honored for pulmonary and critical care during a global pandemic holds extra significance for our team, “ said Alexis Mussi, Chief Executive Officer of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center. “Being ranked at the top for the entire state of Nevada in these specialties is a testament to our incredible team of healthcare heroes who are dedicated to the care and improvement of human life.”
Hospitals recognized as among the Top Ranked in their state by Healthgrades are providing patients with measurably superior clinical outcomes. For example: “From 2018-2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving a state ranking for Joint Replacement have, on average 60.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that were not state ranked for Joint Replacement.
Additionally, patients treated at hospitals not receiving a state ranking for Joint Replacement are 2.55 times more likely to experience a complication than if they were treated in a state ranked hospital for Joint Replacement.*”
“Being recognized among the top 3 in Nevada for any specialty is a great achievement that speaks to Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to high quality care. Hospitals receiving a top state ranking have much to be proud of as their deep medical expertise has built a track record of delivering positive outcomes for their patients," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades. Bowman added, “For almost 25 years, our mission has been to provide consumers with clear and accessible information to make more informed healthcare decisions. Patients can feel confident knowing that they have access to top ranked care for pulmonary and critical care at Southern Hills.
ADDITIONAL INFO ON HEALTHGRAES ANALYSIS: For the State Ranking analysis, Healthgrades evaluated Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance. Each of the eight specialties considered for state ranking have eligibility requirements specific to the nature and intent of the achievement that are aligned with requirements for Specialty Excellence Awards in those areas. State Rankings may reference a singular cohort (e.g. Stroke Care) or require the combination of a grouping of cohorts (e.g. Critical Care). For each hospital, Healthgrades assigns an overall score for each specialty area based on hospital performance as determined by z-score or average of volume-weighted z-scores when more than one condition or procedure is included in the award. The strength of a hospital's single z-score or average of volume-weighted z-scores, is the key driver in ranking determination. Additionally, hospital eligibility for State Ranking awards requires a hospital receive a rating in the cohort(s) included in the determination of the award, no 1-Star ratings in the cohort(s) included in the determination of the award, and at least one 5-Star rating in a cohort included in the determination of the award.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. View the complete methodology.