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Saint Mary's Nevada's Only Hospital to Earn Top Mark for 4th Straight Year

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Saint Mary's Nevada's Only Hospital to Earn Top Mark for 4th Straight Year

Reno, Nevada (February 9, 2022) – Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center has been named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals™, placing it in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country and an overall leader in clinical excellence, according to Healthgrades. This is the 4th consecutive year Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is among America’s Best, the only hospital in Nevada to earn the award in such a repeated fashion.

“Saint Mary’s has set the pace for quality outcomes in our community for years and it is absolutely incredible to see that even during the most challenging and seemingly impossible of times, our team has been able to sustain that performance,” said Tiffany Coury, CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network. “All of our physicians, nurses and other staff members have sacrificed and dedicated themselves to the care of our patients and I am confident that this recognition will mean so much to them. I stand in awe and applaud them alongside each of you.”

Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals – with data insights not available anywhere else. To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.

America’s 250 Best Hospital award recipients are making an impact. In addition to the Best Hospitals distinction, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center was recently tabbed as the area’s lone HeartCARE Center, in addition to being recognized as one of America’s 50 best cardiovascular hospitals by IBM Watson Health. Furthermore, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center received over 40 more clinical award designations from Healthgrades related to pulmonary, vascular, surgical, GI, prostate, L&D, orthopedic, and cardiac care. A full list of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s extensive quality awards can be found through this link.

From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving this Healthgrades recognition on average had a 27.8 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and other 2022 Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals, 160,256 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.*

“It is a great achievement to be awarded as one of Healthgrades’ America’s 250 Best Hospitals,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Now more than ever, patients are learning the importance of taking control of their health and using resources like Healthgrades to find the perfect hospital and caregiver match. We commend Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center for providing superior service and committing themselves to keeping their communities safe.”

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit Healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals for an in-depth look at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in Reno. Consumers can also visit Healthgrades.com for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.