Open Accessibility Menu

Saint Mary's Receives Patient Safety Award

  • Category: News
  • Posted On:



Nevada Hospital Engagement Network celebrates success in the Partnership for Patients campaign

RENO, Nev. – Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 – Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center has received the 2013 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Bright Spot: Reducing Harm Across the Board Award for demonstrating excellence in patient safety. 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 inpatient hospice.

"We used proven, evidence-based practices to ensure consistent medical care for all patients was carried out," said Katie Heyder, RN, director of quality improvement at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. "Our combined efforts produced successful outcomes in patient care and safety and we are proud to share this news with the community."

Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Bright Spot: Reducing Harm Across the Board Award recipients are selected for demonstrating high quality patient care and excellence in performance on a select group of patient safety indicators that are reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI), as part of the Partnership for Patients campaign.

The Partnership for Patients is an initiative sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans. The goals of the Partnership for Patients Initiative are to reduce a number of select hospital acquired conditions by 40 percent and preventable 30 day hospital readmissions by 20 percent by December 2013.The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network is one of only 26 national organizations chosen to participate in this landmark campaign.

For more information about Saint Mary's Center Regional Medical Center, call 775-770-3000 or visit


Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary's offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region's only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Cardiology program dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary's is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit