To deliver compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare
These are our Values
We are committed to always providing exceptional care and performance.
We deliver patient-centered healthcare with compassion, dignity and respect
for every patient and their family.
We are honored to be trusted partners who serve, give back and grow with
We are a uniquely physician-founded and physician-led organization that
allows doctors and clinicians to direct healthcare at every level.
Pathway Designated Hospital
Saint Mary’s is 1 in 175 hospitals in the world to receive the Pathway
to Excellence distinction. A Pathway to Excellence organization is committed
to providing a positive workplace environment where employees excel and
feel valued as integral members of interprofessional health care teams.
This designation confirms to the public that employees working at Saint
Mary’s know their efforts are supported. The honor encourages other
employees to join their colleagues in this desirable and nurturing environment.
Saint Mary’s History
Saint Mary's began its legacy of caring for the community in 1877,
when a few
Dominican Sisters made an unplanned stop in Reno, on their journey from California to Kentucky.
The Sisters stayed in Reno and built Mount Saint Mary's Academy to
bring education to the children of farmers and miners in the area. The
academy would eventually become Sisters' Hospital, as the rapidly
growing community was in dire need of quality, caring healthcare.
In 1908 Sisters' Hospital opened its doors, with just two nurses on
staff. Even in those early days of the hospital, the workload was overwhelming,
and skilled help was hard to find. In response, the Sisters established
a nurses training school that opened 1910. This schooling would later
transition to the
University of Nevada, Reno in 1959, through the
Orvis School of Nursing.
As the area continued to grow, so did healthcare demands, so in 1912 a
new adjoining facility opened, and Sisters' Hospital became Saint
Mary's Hospital. From 1912 to present day, new additions and towers
have been built, creating Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. The
Center is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive medical and surgical facility
able to address the community's ever-changing healthcare needs.
A Network of Care and Services
The Sisters could have never predicted, in 1908, that Saint Mary's
would grow to be more than just a hospital. In fact, our network today
consists of more than 10 healthcare facilities throughout the Truckee
Meadows. All of the network, including a highly recognized health plans
division and a thriving philanthropic foundation, work to deliver the
highest quality care to a region encompassing northern Nevadan and northeastern
Today, we look to the future with the foresight of leaders and a firm commitment
to quality care for our community. Saint Mary's has touched millions
of lives throughout its years of service. As we continue to live the mission
begun by the Dominican Sisters so many years ago, Saint Mary's is
proud to be recognized by our community as the area's most-preferred
Prime Healthcare Services History
Prime Healthcare Services acquired Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville,
California in January, 2001 in order to save it from closure. After restoring
Desert Valley Hospital to the strong community hospital it had been, Prime
Healthcare began to look for other opportunities to save distressed hospitals
from closure. In 2004, Prime Healthcare acquired Chino Valley Medical
Center from bankruptcy. In 2006, Prime Healthcare saved Sherman Oaks Hospital
from the same fate. As a result of the purchase of Sherman Oaks Hospital,
Cal-Mortgage, a division of OSHPD, was saved from having to pay out at
least $17 Million on bonds that the State of California had guaranteed.
Since acquiring Sherman Oaks Hospital, Prime Healthcare has acquired 15
more hospitals, including four hospitals in 2012 in Texas, Philadelphia,
and Nevada. Like Desert Valley, Chino Valley, and Sherman Oaks, many of
these hospitals were in distress and on the verge of closure. For example,
Prime Healthcare acquired Paradise Valley Hospital shortly after the Adventist
Health’s Board of Directors had made the difficult decision to close
the hospital due to mounting losses and became the licensed operator of
Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California on 10 days notice
so that the hospital could remain open.
Today, Prime Healthcare Services owns 15 acute care hospitals with 2,625
licensed beds in California and the Prime Healthcare Services Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) public charity, owns 3 acute care hospitals in California
with 389 licensed beds. The Prime Healthcare Services Foundation did not
pay for these hospitals, but instead the hospitals were donated debt-free
to the foundation by Dr. Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, chairman, president
and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services.
The 18 hospitals employ over 15,000 people and have more than 3,500 independent
physicians who serve on the medical staffs of the hospitals. Above all
else, Prime Healthcare is committed to the delivery of quality healthcare
to all members of the community and is a recognized leader in the delivery
of quality healthcare. Among other things:
- Prime Healthcare has been recognized in 2012 and 2013 as a Top 15 Health
System in the United States by Truven Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters)
based on quality measures and patient satisfaction. It is important to
note that a hospital system cannot request to be included in the study
and does not pay anything to be in this study.
- Prime Healthcare was recognized as a Top 10 Health System in 2009. Thomson
Reuters expanded the award from 10 systems to 15 systems in 2011 so that
it could have three categories, large, medium, and small and Prime Healthcare
was included among the medium systems in 2011.
- Desert Valley Hospital, Prime Healthcare’s first hospital, has been
recognized as a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation by Thomson Reuters six
times, including in 2012.
- West Anaheim Medical Center has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital in
the Nation three different times by Thomson Reuters since being acquired
by Prime Healthcare in late 2006.-Montclair Hospital Medical Center was
recognized twice as a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation in 2009 by Thomson
Reuters, and Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical
Center, and Centinela Hospital Medical Center have also been named Top
100 Hospitals in 2012.
- This past fall, Joint Commission, the largest Medicare accreditation agency,
recognized 9 of the 11 Prime Healthcare hospitals that are accredited
by Joint Commission as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures. This puts
these hospitals among the top 14% in the Nation.