February 09, 2021
MountainView Hospital announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places MountainView Hospital in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
“For MountainView Hospital to be named among America’s 250 Best Hospitals is an astounding achievement and a testament to the focus by all colleagues to accurate, safe care to every patient, ever time,” said Julie Taylor, MountainView Hospital chief executive officer. “As we enter our second year of caring for patients amidst the backdrop of COVID-19, recognitions of these kinds are even more important and are a reflection of the committed care by all colleagues, no matter the circumstances.
“The Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ recognizes distinguished hospitals, such as MountainView, and can act as a barometer for the community on where quality care is being given that result in positive clinical outcomes.”
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.*
And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for community acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 38.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“Given that the delivery of healthcare has profoundly changed due to COVID-19, we want to extend our congratulations to the hospitals that received Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Award. These organizations are committed to providing exceptional clinical outcomes for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
MountainView Hospital has received numerous Healthgrades awards in the areas of Critical Care, including treatment of sepsis and respiratory failure; Cardiac for treatment of heart failure and pacemaker procedures; Neurosciences, for treatment of stroke; Pulmonary for treatment of pneumonia; Labor and Delivery for vaginal and C-section deliveries; and GYN for hysterectomy. We have provided a full list of these awards. In addition to the Healthgrades awards, MountainView recently earned its 5th consecutive Leapfrog grade A quality award for safe patient care.
Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top-quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas. During the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information please visit Healthgrades Quality Solutions.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.