Las Vegas, NV – Southern Hills Hospital Hospital and Medical Center earned nine 5-star ratings from Healthgrades, including two for cardiac care and one for orthopedics. Southern Hills Hospital was also named among the top 10% in the nation for overall pulmonary services.

These accolades come from a new research study released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

This analysis shows that patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a lower risk of dying and a lower risk of experiencing one or more complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at hospitals receiving a 1-star rating in that procedure or condition. From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 218,785 lives could potentially have been saved and complications in 148,681 patients could potentially have been avoided.*

Specifically, Southern Hills Hospital is recognized for the following:


  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2021


  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in 2021

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2021

Labor and Delivery

  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)

Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for patient safety, demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”

“Southern Hills Hospital is proud of our hospital’s Healthgrades awards for high quality, patient-focused care, “ said Dr. Domenic Martinello, Chief Medical Officer for Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center. “These awards exemplify our ongoing commitment to delivering top-notch care to the Las Vegas community from our exceptional care teams. We are especially proud that we were recognized across 7 different service lines including Cardiac Care and Labor and Delivery.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 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 16 states. 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). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at Healthgrades.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.